The Canadian country singer superstar told the Guardian that is she were allowed to vote in the 2016 U.S. presidential election she would have voted for Trump. Her reasoning:
“I would have voted for him because, even though he was offensive, he seemed honest. 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. And politics has a reputation of not being that, right?”
But after her comments were published on Sunday, Twain took to Twitter after some backlash on social media, clarifying she did not “hold any common moral beliefs with the current President.”
I would like to apologise to anybody I have offended in a recent interview with the Guardian relating to the American President. The question caught me off guard. As a Canadian, I regret answering this unexpected question without giving my response more context (1/4)
— Shania Twain (@ShaniaTwain) April 22, 2018
Twain is currently promoting her first new album in 15 years. She holds the distinction of recording the best-selling album by a female artist ever made.