Shania Twain apologizes for saying she would have voted for Trump

"My answer was awkward, but certainly should not be taken as representative of my values nor does it mean I endorse him."

Shania Twain
Shania Twain performs on the Toyota Mane Stage during day 2 of 2017 Stagecoach California's Country Music Festival at the Empire Polo Club. –Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for Stagecoach

NEW YORK (AP) — Shania Twain has apologized for saying if she were American she would have voted for Donald Trump for president, even though he’s offensive.

Twain made the comments in an interview with The Guardian that was published over the weekend. She told the British newspaper: “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,” she said in the article. “If I were voting, I just don’t want bulls—. I would have voted for a feeling that it was transparent. And politics has a reputation of not being that, right?”

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After receiving backlash, Twain took to Twitter to explain herself.

The Canadian says she wasn’t prepared for the question and was trying to express how Trump had connected with a certain segment of the U.S population.

Twain also says she’s against discrimination of any kind and hopes it’s clear from her public stances that she doesn’t share any moral beliefs with Trump.

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