The patriarch of “Duck and Daddies” told Fox News that he’s not a “political activist” and is simply a businessman.
“I am a business owner,” Duck Dynasty patriarch Phil Robertson said Thursday.
“I have been for 30 years.
I don’t know how long it’s been.
But I’m a businessman.”
Robertson was responding to a question about whether he thinks the GOP is taking the “Drain The Swamp” mantra seriously enough.
“You know, it’s true that we’re in a time when the GOP has a really bad record on governance and government reform,” Robertson said.
“The president has done a great job.
He’s put people back to work.
I know he’s doing his job.”
He continued: “We are in a good place, but we’re still in a bad place, and I don.t think we’re going to have much of a difference, if you will, between now and 2020.”
The family patriarch, who was a guest on Fox’s “Hannity” Wednesday, made the comment during an interview with “Fox & Friends” co-host Brian Kilmeade.
Robertson said he’s still the best-selling author of the Duck Dynasty series, but the political influence of the book has diminished.
“If you look at the book, and you look to what I’ve been saying, I’m not going to get involved in politics,” he said.
“The last thing I want to do is get involved with politics, and the last thing my children want me to do, I want me not to be involved in government.”
Robertsons eldest son, Bo, is a member of the House of Representatives.
The patriarch said he believes the House is more interested in politics than the presidency.
“When you talk about the House, I don,t think they have an agenda, I think they’re interested in just the party,” he explained.
“And that’s just their politics.”
The patriarch said if he had his way, he would have stayed out of politics for much longer.
“But, you know, you have to do what’s right for your family,” he continued.
If I was in politics, I’d be in politics for the rest of my life.
But, you can’t sit on the sidelines and just sit there and watch people run for office.”