Phil Robertson: America Was Founded with 'Bibles and Guns'
Speaking at the Cannes Film Festival, "Duck Dynasty" star Phil Robertson made the case against gun control, arguing that armed citizens could have saved lives during recent terror attacks.
He was asked about the poster for his new film, Torchbearer, which shows him holding up a Bible with his right hand, while carrying two firearms.
Robertson called the photo a depiction of "spiritual warfare.”
"A gun is going to prevent someone from robbing my household and raping my wife and there’s five of them, and if I have a weapon, I have a chance," he said.
Robertson then wondered what would have happened if someone had a weapon during the San Bernardino or Paris terror attacks. He argued that weapons would have "helped" the Jews against the Nazis.
He also lamented that the country is moving further and further away from its founding principles.
“It took Bibles and guns in order to found America. ... It did take guns to send the Brits back to where they came from," said Robertson, adding that like ISIS today, Hitler and Stalin had no faith in Jesus.
See the trailer for the film below.
In an appearance on Fox and Friends, Robertson - who endorsed Ted Cruz - said that he's now all in on Donald Trump.
He added that despite Trump's lack of a political record, he's willing to take his chances with the billionaire businessman.
"I'll make a valiant attempt behind the scenes ... to sit down with Donald with a Bible in between us," Robertson said, revealing that he could see himself as Trump's "spiritual adviser."
Robertson joked that anyone who wants to lose weight should go to Cannes.
"The portions they serve you for supper are about the size of a 50-cent piece."
He said that the goal of his documentary is to show what happens to countries and cultures when God is removed.
"Why don't we vet our thinking through the word of God, love God and love each other? Why don't we try that for a while?
Watch the interview above.