Former child star Aaron Carter tweeted on February 27 that he supports Donald Trump’s bid for the U.S. presidency. A huge backlash from his followers and anti-Trump netizens ensued, citing the GOP frontrunner’s homophobic political stance.
In an attempt to get Carter’s side, GQ featured the “I Want Candy” singer in an interview on March 12.
Donald Trump just secured a coveted endorsement in his presidential campaign: Aaron Carter https://t.co/HpJgeTlGDe pic.twitter.com/acI5ZgO1kY
— Newsweek (@Newsweek) March 6, 2016
When asked whether he knew that his endorsement would get him a lot of attention from social media, the 28-year-old responded that he somewhat expected that because “it was more than just a tweet.”
He also said that he takes everything personally because he is “so personable.”
Carter went on to describe what he liked about Trump, and emphasized that he does not like everything the presidential candidate says or believes in.
“I support Donald Trump. I don’t support every little thing. Trump goes his own way. He’s a leader, not a follower, and he’s proven that by humbling the other campaigns,” he said about Trump, who has recently brought home major primary victories on Super Tuesday 3.
@realDonaldTrump Does America want to have a president who FOLLOWS or someone who leads? I vote For @realdonaldtrump
— Aaron Carter (@aaroncarter) February 27, 2016
One of the things that Aaron Carter said he disagrees with Trump is building a wall, which he thinks is “totally outrageous.” He also does not agree that the TV personality plans to ban gay marriage, especially since he had previously shown support for the gay community.
But what if the current Republican candidate frontrunner and potential U.S. President fails to change his previous stances on some political issues?
“If Trump can’t change some of his ways of thinking, then I’m just going to sit this one out,” the “I’m All About You” performer said.
Reluctant political pundit Aaron Carter on why he’s stumping for Trump https://t.co/AWupnUfzSM pic.twitter.com/UvBZre3x7G
— GQ Magazine (@GQMagazine) March 14, 2016
Aside from talking about his endorsement of Donald Trump, Aaron Carter also claims that he was the one to whom Michael Jackson passed the torch before his death.