This weekend, it appeared that Louisiana Gov Bobby Jindal (R) might have lost his most high-profile endorsement in the 2016 presidential race: "Duck Dynasty" star Willie Robertson.
Robertson, one of the long-bearded stars of the show about a Louisiana family that made millions off duck calls, had supported Jindal since at least 2013, long before Jindal was actually in the presidential race. His endorsement was so important that Jindal's official Twitter page features a photo of the governor and Robertson together, taken after Jindal presented Robertson with an award.
Jindal's Twitter account lately has also featured another reality TV star: GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump.
But then, on Friday...
"Willie, do you love Trump?" the billionare GOP front-runner asked Robertson, having called Robertson onstage at the Oklahoma State Fair, shaken his hand, and then held on to that hand to pull him to the microphone.
"I do love me some Trump. I gotta admit," Robertson said. "Here's the deal: we're both successful businessmen. We both have pretty big shows on television. We both have wives that are 1,000 times better looking than us. So I like Trump."
On video, it looks more like Robertson is being affable, not that he's offering a real endorsement of Trump's presidential candidacy.
Jindal gave Robertson a call over the weekend anyway. And he was reassured.
"Bobby and Willie chatted this weekend," Jindal spokesman Kyle Plotkin wrote in an email. "Willie obviously admires Trump's business acumen. But he's for Bobby for president."