Out singer Clay Aiken this week
apologized for defending President Donald Trump from claims he is a
racist during the election, tweeting that he was “wrong.”
“I don't think he's a fascist. I
don't think he's a racist. I think he's a Democrat,” Aiken told
Lou Dobbs during an appearance last year on Fox Business.
Hours after Trump wrapped up a news
conference on Tuesday where he described some of the people
protesting the removal of a Confederate statue in Charlottesville,
Virginia – which grabbed headlines after a woman died and dozens
were injured when an Ohio man drove his car into counterprotesters –
as “very fine,” Aiken called the president a racist.
“Remember all those times I defended
@realDonaldTrump and believed he was not actually racist?” Aiken
tweeted. “Well... I am a f*****g dumba**. #imsorry.”
Aiken, who ran an unsuccessful campaign
in 2014 for Congress, appeared on Trump's reality show, Celebrity
month, Aiken revealed that producers of the show, not Trump,
decided who got fired on the show.
The American Idol alum added in
a separate tweet: “I've always thought he would be a dumpster fire
as a president, and I was right about that. I just didn't think he
was racist. #wrong.”