Shania Twain Says She Would Have Voted For Trump: ‘He Seemed Honest’
Country music star Shania Twain, who is Canadian, says she would have voted for Trump because “he seemed honest.”
Social scientist Bella DePaulo noted Trump’s documented dishonesty in The Washington Post in December 2017: “I study liars. I’ve never seen one like President Trump.”
However, Twain praised Trump’s honesty during an interview with The Guardian:
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?
In response to outrage following her statement, Twain changed her tune on Twitter:
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