Seeing how she’s a Canadian citizen, Shania Twain couldn't vote for Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential election. But the country crossover star says she would have cast her ballot for President Trump.
"I would have voted for him because, even though he was offensive, he seemed honest," Twain says in a new interview published Sunday by 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 (BS). I would have voted for a feeling that it was transparent. And politics has a reputation of not being that, right?"
By Sunday evening, Twain had backpedaled from her remarks, apologizing for her "awkward" answer and saying the question caught her off guard.
"I am passionately against discrimination of any kind and hope it’s clear from the choices I have made, and the people I stand with, that I do not hold any common moral beliefs with the current President," she tweeted. "My limited understanding was that the President talked to a portion of America like an accessible person they could relate to, as he was NOT a politician.
"My answer was awkward, but certainly should not be taken as representative of my values nor does it mean I endorse him. I make music to bring people together. My path will always be one of inclusivity, as my history shows."