Parton backs off Clinton endorsement, or was it?
Tuesday, July 5, 2016
– Dolly Parton clarified a newspaper story indicating she endorsed Hillary Clinton for President.
Parton said Tuesday she had not endorsed either Clinton or presumed Republican nominee Donald Trump.
"This morning while I was watching the news I saw many reports that I had endorsed Hillary Clinton," she said in a statement. "My comment about supporting a woman in the White House was taken out of context. I have not endorsed Hillary Clinton nor Donald Trump. I try not to get political but if I am, I might as well just run myself 'cause I've got the hair for it, it's huge, and they could always use more boobs in the race. But seriously, I have not decided who I'm voting for, but no matter what we're gonna be suffering from PMS, Presidential Mood Swings."
In an interview with the New York Times published June 24, Parton was asked "How do you feel about a female presidential nominee?"
Parton responded, "Well, I think that that would be wonderful. Hillary might make as good a president as anybody ever has. I think no matter if it's Hillary or Donald Trump, we're gonna be plagued with PMS either way - presidential mood swings! But I personally think a woman would do a great job. I think Hillary's very qualified. So if she gets it, I'll certainly be behind her."
Parton will begin the second leg of her "Pure & Simple" North American tour July 19 in Cedar Rapids, Ia. This is her first full-fledged tour in several decades.
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