“Duck Dynasty” star Korie Robertson said during a recent sit-down with Faithwire that the intense division and strife surrounding the presidential election has been “hard to watch,” and revealed the candid conversation she had with her kids on election night.
“The night of the election we had a talk with our kids, and I was just like, ‘You know, whoever wins, we’re going to pray for him or her, we’re going to respect him or her, we’re going to respect the office of the president of our country and we’re going to be respectful — we’re not going to say a bad word,'” she told Faithwire on Thursday.
Robertson proceeded to decry the behavior of some critics during the aftermath of the election, continuing, “This is the decision that the country made and, seeing the aftermath, it’s sad that that really hasn’t happened.”
While the reality TV star said it’s easy to “get sucked in” and feel sadness or despair due to the divisiveness, she encouraged people to come together and pray for healing.
“This is a country going through some tough times,” Robertson said.
In addition to discussing Republican Donald Trump’s electoral victory, Robertson also addressed the recent announcement that “Duck Dynasty” is officially going off of the air when the show concludes its 11th season in April.
“This is our final season … it was one of those decisions that we made as a family,” she said. “We want a good, final season.”
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Rather than seeing “Duck Dynasty” end abruptly, Robertson said the family wanted to conclude on a good and positive note, adding that they hope to thank their fans throughout the remaining episodes.
“It’s bittersweet. It’s been just an incredible ride,” she said, adding that the family is currently looking at what’s next. “It’s been so much fun. We’ve had just amazing opportunities.”
Robertson also addressed her support for the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute and adoption more generally, as she and her husband, Willie, have adopted three children — an experience she said has blessed her family “in amazing ways.”
Among other topics, she discussed the tragic statistics surrounding the scores of children who are adoptable, yet remain in the system, as well as the fact that 20,000 kids per year age out of foster care and end up out on their own for the first time.
That’s why Robertson has become a major proponent of adoption, encouraging others to join her family.
“If you think about the analogy of God and us … he adopts us into his family, it’s forever, it’s done,” she said, going on to say that caring for these children is an “act of obedience.” “That’s really what adoption is. … Adoption is something that God tells us to do; he says to take care of women and orphans.”
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