Secret Hollywood conservative group disbanding
They can’t get along over Donald Trump.
After weeks of infighting among individuals in the group, the approximately 2,000 members of Friends of Abe received an email Thursday in which they were told that the organization was being disbanded.
Clint Eastwood, Kelsey Grammer, Patricia Heaton, Jon Voight, Dennis Miller, Jerry Bruckheimer and writer David Mamet are just a few of the Hollywood heavyweights who have been a part of the group over the years, which was founded in 2004 by Forrest Gump actor Gary Sinise.
The email sent to members on Thursday did not say the exact reason behind the sudden move, but in a post on the Friends of Abe Facebook page later that day it was revealed that there had been a growing divide among the group’s members which was brought on by the heated Republican primary.
…while the Trump supporters inside the organization may be in the minority they have at least one powerful member of the organization on their side in Voight, who publicly announced his support for The Donald in early March.
Voight said of Trump in an interview with Breitbart at the time; ‘He’s an answer to our problems. We need to get behind him. The Republicans need to unite behind this man. We need somebody to go in and reconstruct us in a sort of way, get us back to where we were, who we need to be.’
The actor’s endorsement of Trump also came while Rubio, Eastwood’s pick in the primary, was still in the race.