Lady Gaga Shades Donald Trump, Endorses Hillary Clinton in Awkward BBC Interview
Lady Gaga appeared on BBC Breakfast on October 21, where the artist opened up candidly about her new album, Joanne, and the emotional inspiration behind the album's title and titular track. However, the singer-songwriter wasn't willing to open up about every topic, becoming a bit steely when questioned about Donald Trump and her support of Hillary Clinton.
When host Charlie Stayt initially asked about the polarizing and controversial GOP candidate, Gaga clammed up.
"In the USA right now, in the midst of a presidential campaign, which is brewing to be pretty divisive, you've declared your backing for Hillary Clinton," Stayt probed, adding, "There will be a new president, and it could be Donald Trump."
"I have nothing to say of him," she stated briskly, after a long pause.
After some back and forth between her and the host, including more awkward silence, Gaga mused, "I think what's important is for us to decipher what is honest and what is dishonest, and be accepting of those things and not operating from fear."
When asked what about Clinton she connects with as a voter, the pop star shared, "I think she will do a good job. Some people want to win races. Other people want to be President of the United States."
Gaga continued, "It's about the intention. I believe that will reveal itself. People are smart and I am hopeful that our nation is coming together. There's a lot of young people that really, really love each other, and if we can re-establish that human connection, and get everyone to start speaking, I believe this divisiveness can change."
Watch the somewhat awkward political exchange below:
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