Who has Blake Shelton’s vote for president?
Well, he’s not telling. But he does have some opinions about the way things are going down in the political arena.
In a new cover story for Billboard, Shelton admitted that he wishes the election would never end because it’s “one of the most addictive, entertaining things I have seen in my life.” And while he isn’t straight-up telling who he’s going to cast his ballot for, he has some praise for one of the major candidates — the one who just secured the Republican nomination to run, Donald Trump.
“I’m not going to have the political conversation with you about Trump, or about Hillary Clinton, but I will tell you this: Whether you love him or hate him, he says what he thinks, and he has proven that you don’t always have to be so afraid,” Shelton said. “A lot of people are pulling for him, no matter how much Hollywood fights it. I see people who don’t like him go and beat up people that do like him. You tell me, who’s crazy here? … I probably wish there was another option, but there’s not.”
OK, so it’s not exactly an endorsement. But it doesn’t sound like Shelton is exactly opposed to a Trump presidency, either.
Later, however, Shelton responded via Twitter to news outlets that were reporting that he basically admitted he was voting for Trump.
“Hey before this gets going like it always does… I haven’t enforced [sic] ANYBODY for president,” he wrote. “And I not going to. I don’t do that shit.”
Hey before this gets going like it always does… I haven't enforced ANYBODY for president. And I not going to. I don't do that shit.
— Blake Shelton (@blakeshelton) July 28, 2016
Still, Shelton’s comments came across to plenty of people as an endorsement for Trump. After seeing his interview, actress Debra Messing tweeted at Gwen Stefani, Shelton’s girlfriend, “please talk to your man to not vote for the person who will STRIP you of your rights.”
When Shelton tweeted back denying that he was voting Trump, Messing deleted her tweet and apologized. Shelton replied, “Thank you sis.. I don’t endorse anybody. For this very reason!!”
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