Shania Twain Explains Her Trump Comments

Posted: Apr 23, 2018 8:00 AM
Shania Twain Explains Her Trump Comments

Country star Shania Twain is Canadian, but if she had the chance to vote in the 2016 American presidential election, she would have supported Donald Trump. She made the declaration this weekend in an interview with The Guardian and, as expected, she got plenty of hate for it.

"I would have voted for him because, even though he was offensive, he seemed honest," Twain said. "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 bullsh-t. I would have voted for a feeling that it was transparent. And politics has a reputation of not being that, right?"

Sadly, like many high profile figures who have dared to show even an ounce of support for the current president, Twain apologized for her innocuous comment.

Twain's Guardian interview may have made headlines for the small Trump tidbit, but the larger conversation was focused on her career comeback. The artist, known for mega hits like "Man I Feel Like a Woman," lost her voice as a result of Lyme disease and dysphonia. A few weeks ago, she had to have laryngoplasty surgery. 

Despite these painful setbacks, in October she was back on top of the charts after a 15-year hiatus.