The singer faced immediate backlash after tweeting his support for the Republican presidential candidate
The singer faced major backlash on Twitter after announcing his support for the Republican presidential candidate on Saturday.
“Does America want to have a president who FOLLOWS or someone who leads? I vote For @realdonaldtrump,” Carter tweeted.
The criticism began to roll in almost immediately, leading Carter, 28, to clarify his views on Trump’s policies.
“Some of the things Donald says I don’t agree with but some I do. It is what it is,” he wrote, revealing in replies to his critics that he does not support Trump’s views on immigration and LGBT rights.
Carter’s Twitter account has faced its fair share of scrutiny. In 2014, he revealed that he still had feelings for Hilary Duff, who he dated in the early 2000s. And at the end of 2015, he sent out a series of heartbroken tweets about a relationship, prompting many to believe he was in the midst of a mental breakdown.
“Everything i say gets so twisted and judged by many people all the time, it’s outlandish. love is everything i stand for as well as … expressing myself and being as open as i can with myself, i get judged on a daily and that’s OK this is my life and my feelings,” Carter wrote at the time.