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Shania Twain Apologizes After Saying She Would've Voted For 'Honest' Donald Trump

Apr. 23 2018, Updated 11:55 a.m. ET

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Shania Twain is under fire!

This Sunday, during an interview with The Guardian, the iconic country singer suggested — among other things — that she would have voted for Donald Trump has she been able to in 2016.

Her exact words were: "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 bulls**t. 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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Of course, online haters immediately jumped at the performer, bashing her for calling the controversial President "honest."

Hours later, Twain, 52, regretted her words and shared a lengthy apology explaining her comment.

"I would like to apologise to anybody I have offended in a recent interview with the Guardian relating to the American President," she wrote on Twitter. "The question caught me off guard. As a Canadian, I regret answering this unexpected question without giving my response more context."

"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 added.

"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."

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As RadarOnline.com readers know, Twain's backlash over her provocative comment came just as she made her return to the spotlight. Her explosive interview was meant to be a promo for her album, Now, which is her first since 2002!

Twain left the stage after undergoing laryngoplasty, an operation to reconstruct her vocal box. She told The Guardian during her talk: "I never thought I'd sing again."

Being at the center of a Donald Trump, 71, scandal was probably not her idea of a ceremonious Hollywood return.

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