The singer says she did not endorse Hillary Clinton during an interview with The New York Times
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While the 2016 presidential election is well under way, Dolly Parton has chosen to keep her political leanings to herself.

During an interview with The New York Times, Parton was asked how she felt about a female presidential nominee and her answer was very simple: “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,” she continued. “I think Hillary’s very qualified. So if she gets it, I’ll certainly be behind her.”

But after reports of the country star supposedly endorsing Hillary Clinton circulated, Parton clarified her comments Tuesday, saying her words were taken out of context.

“This morning while I was watching the news I saw many reports that I had endorsed Hillary Clinton,” Parton says in a statement to PEOPLE. “My comment about supporting a woman in the White House was taken out of context. I have not endorsed Hillary Clinton nor Donald Trump.”

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But hey, if a woman is going to win, the one person Parton does endorse is . . . herself.

“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,” she jokes.

“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,” Parton adds.