Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Donald Trump: Country Star Shania Twain 'Made a Mistake' Not Supporting Him

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Donald Trump: Country Star Shania Twain 'Made a Mistake' Not Supporting Him

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Trump on Twain: 'We know how she feels'

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TORONTO - Donald Trump is cutting Shania Twain some slack, even though he says the Canadian singer "made a mistake" when she backed away from supporting him.

The U.S. president called in to Fox News morning show "Fox and Friends" on Thursday and responded to Twain's recent apology to her fans.

"Shania, who I think is terrific, made a mistake by saying, 'I wish I didn't go public with (supporting Trump),'" he said.

"We know how she feels."

Trump's comments were part of a sprawling half-hour phone interview that touched on James Comey, French president Emmanuel Macron and rapper Kanye West.

The hosts asked how he felt about a series of tweets made by Twain earlier this week where she distanced herself from the president.

Twain made the statement after an interview with British newspaper The Guardian quoted her saying she would have voted for Trump because "even though he was offensive, he seemed honest. …

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