WATCH: Brittany Aldean and Kasi Wicks Talk ‘Keyboard Warriors,’ Reveal Plans To Spend NYE with President Trump
Brittany Aldean and Kasi Rosa Wicks made an appearance at Turning Point USA’s Americafest 2021 in Phoenix, Arizona over the…
Kasi Rosa Wicks, Kayleigh McEnany, Pete Hegseth, Brittany Aldean; Photo by Chuck Wicks, via Instagram
Brittany Aldean and Kasi Rosa Wicks made an appearance at Turning Point USA’s Americafest 2021 in Phoenix, Arizona over the weekend and spoke about their Conservative beliefs during a Fox Nation interview.
During the five-minute discussion with Pete Hegseth and Kayleigh McEnany, Brittany and her sister-in-law Kasi detailed their decision to speak out about their political views, their recently launched clothing brand and even revealed plans to join President Trump in Mar-a-Lago on New Year’s Eve.
Just weeks after launching a conservative clothing line that crashed the website upon its release, the pair re-launched the brand at Americafest with hopes that it would be “inspirational” to people who share the same political views.
“[It] gives them almost a way to speak out without having to speak necessarily, just by wearing the clothing and letting people know where they stand,” Brittany told hosts Hegseth and McEnany.
Brittany admitted speaking out about her views “never [comes] without controversy,” and went on to share how the support ultimately overshadowed the backlash after she shared photos of her children wearing anti-Biden t-shirts.
“You know, we did get backlash, I think there are a lot of keyboard warriors out there, right? There’s a lot of people that are very vocal on Instagram and other social media platforms, however, the support that we received… It was unbelievable,” she said.
“From people within the music industry to people that came out of the woodwork saying ‘thank you for speaking up, we wish we could. We support you guys and wish we could do the same, and we’re proud of you,’” she continued. “So, backlash, but it also came with such support, honestly.”
Despite the backlash, Brittany and her family aren’t backing down. She credits their military upbringing and “very strong conservative families” as her reasoning for continuing to speak out.
“I think I saw the vision of everything is going horribly right now, and it has been for a while. And, speaking… It’s so much bigger than us, it’s so much bigger than our generation. We have children and I think when I had children and realized, ‘oh, this is so much bigger than all of us. We have to do what’s right, what’s important for our future children and our future generations.’ So, that’s really like the main focus for me, it’s like, be strong, don’t back down and do it for your children.”
The pair then shared how important it is that their brand is made in America and revealed what’s next for the product line.
“So big, it’s giving people in the U.S., obviously, jobs,” Brittany said. ”It also means a lot to the people, we actually saw such a… when we did our first launch, a lot of people were asking about that, and it is really important to the American people that it’s Made In America. So, we’re really happy that it is and yeah, I think people are really going to love it for many reasons.”
“Obviously, Conservative values, Patriotic values is what’s important to us. Our hope is to have different drops of different merch, but we will have our staple pieces and everything being U.S. made moving forward. We’re really excited about that and working with a company that’s female based and with us two working with them, and we’re excited about it, yeah,” Kasi said.
Following the Christmas holiday, Brittany and Kasi will ring in the New Year with former President Donald Trump.
“As I understand it, you two will be guests at my former bosses’ New Year’s Eve party in Mar-a-Lago, President Trump… Is that right,” McEnany asked.
“Yes, we’re excited,” Kasi said, adding, “We are. It’s going to be a good time.”
Americafest is taking place December 18-21. Over the weekend, several other country stars, including Raelynn, Brantley Gilbert, appeared.
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