"I do not hold any common moral beliefs with the current President"
Shania Twain has apologised after admitting that she would’ve voted for Donald Trump, describing the US President as “honest”.
“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”, the Canadian country singer began her apology on Twitter.
The apology comes after Twain admitted her support for Trump in an interview with The Guardian, and explained how she had become increasingly frustrated with a lack of transparency within politics.
“I would have voted for him [Trump] because, even though he was offensive, he seemed honest”, she admitted.
“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?”
In her full apology, she reiterated her firm stand against discrimination, and claimed that her “moral” beliefs were very different to the divisive US President.
“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 wrote.
“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.
“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.”