CELEBS/MELISSA RIVERS: "Rivers — who appeared on the same season as her late mother, Joan Rivers — hasn't officially endorsed either candidate, but did tell TMZ [on 12-9-16] that Trump is a 'successful man for a reason' and that the Republican candidate 'actually created a dialogue.'
'He has gotten more people engaged in the political process and current events and what's going on in the world than anyone else has for a long time,' she reasoned. 'I think whether you agree with Donald or you don't agree with Donald, he starts conversations. That’s what democracy is — you’ve got to get people engaged to make this country run.' "
– ” ‘Celebrity Apprentice’ Stars Reveal What They Really Think of Donald Trump,” ET online, July 27, 2016, John Boone, 12/9/2016