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Shania Twain briefly came out as a Trump supporter. Now she ‘regrets’ it.

Shania Twain briefly came out as a Trump supporter. Now she ‘regrets’ it.
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In a recent interview with the Guardian, country music star Shania Twain said that she’s a fan of Donald Trump.

When asked who she would have voted for in the 2016 presidential election (Twain is Canadian), she said, “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?”

Trump lies all the time, far more than most politicians. His lying is so extreme that it’s a subject of social science research, and even the centrist Brookings Institute warned that Trump’s lying would “corrode democracy.”

Of course, what people mean when they say that Trump is “honest” isn’t that he tells the truth. They mean that he’s openly racist and sexist.

The negative reaction to her words lead to an apology on Twitter.

It’s possible that she doesn’t understand the complexities of the election because she isn’t American. Most American singers probably couldn’t say anything – let alone the right thing – about a Canadian election.

On the other hand, the whole world was talking about that election, and she learned enough about it to give the “he’s just honest” line that his supporters are so fond of.

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