Shania Twain: I would have voted for Trump in 2016

Canadian singer Shania Twain said that if she could have voted in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, she would have backed President Trump.

In an interview with The Guardian published on Sunday, the country singer said that even though she thought Trump had flaws, she would have supported him because she saw him as an honest person.

“I would have voted for him because, even though he was offensive, he seemed honest,” Twain told The Guardian. “Do you want straight or polite? Not that you shouldn’t be able to have both.”

“If I were voting, I just don’t want bullshit. I would have voted for a feeling that it was transparent,” Twain added. “And politics has a reputation of not being that, right?”

Following the publication of the article, which drew some criticism on social media, Twain followed up on Twitter, apologizing to “anybody I have offended” and giving her comments more context.

She said that, based on her “limited understanding,” Trump seemed accessible and relatable to a portion of America but noted that she did not “hold any common moral beliefs with the current President.”

She added that her comments “should not be taken as representative of my values nor does it mean I endorse him.”

Twain released her fifth album last year after a 15-year lull and will kick off a tour next month.

Updated at 8:15 p.m.

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