April 23, 2018 at 10:13 am EDT | by Mariah Cooper
Shania Twain apologizes for saying she would have voted for Trump
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Shania Twain (Photo by Giampaolo Sgura; courtesy the Karpel Group)

Shania Twain has apologized for saying she would have voted for Donald Trump.

In an interview with the Guardian, the Canadian country singer explained she felt Trump was an “honest” candidate.

“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 bulls**t. I would have voted for a feeling that it was transparent. And politics has a reputation of not being that, right?” Twain said.

Now, Twain is backtracking on her earlier statement and says her response deserved “more context.” She also says she doesn’t “hold any common moral beliefs” with Trump.

“I would like to apologise [sic] 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,” Twain tweets. “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 added, “I was trying to explain, in response to a question about the election, that 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.”

However, some fans weren’t willing to accept Twain’s apology.

While other fans didn’t feel she needed to apologize for having a different political opinion.

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