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Aaron Carter: Donald Trump Is a ‘Leader, Not a Follower’

Aaron Carter and Donald Trump
Aaron Carter and Donald TrumpGabriel Olsen/Getty Images; Noam Galai/

Aaron Carter doesn’t want candy anymore; he wants Donald Trump! The 28-year-old former child star recently made headlines when he took to Twitter to endorse the Republican presidential candidate. In a new interview with GQ on Saturday, March 12, Carter sounded off on his controversial decision.

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“I support Donald Trump,” the entertainer said. “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. I think in regards to him becoming a president, well, the electoral college will be the decider.”

Carter first expressed his approval of the GOP front-runner, 69, on February 27, when he tweeted, “Does America want to have a president who FOLLOWS or someone who leads? I vote for @realdonaldtrump.”

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Soon after endorsing the former Celebrity Apprentice host, a handful of angry fans replied to Carter to voice their disagreement with his decision. However, he told GQ, “I don’t regret any tweets. No.”

The “I Want Candy” singer also noted that this election cycle is the first time he’s “ever really engaged in politics,” so his vote for Trump isn’t set in stone just yet.

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“There’s still time to see how it works out,” he explained. “And I haven’t even made my vote. If Trump can’t change some of his ways of thinking, then I’m just going to sit this one out.”

He added, “I don’t agree with banning gay marriage. It’s outlandish, because he has supported the gay community before. And building a wall is totally outrageous.”

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