Aaron Carter on Trump Backlash: 'I Take Everything Personally, But That's Because I'm So Personable'

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“Am I stressed? Hell yeah I’m stressed,” 28-year-old Floridian and Hilary Duff castoff Aaron Carter told GQ this weekend about his recent Trump endorsement, which apparently did not go as planned.


In an interview with GQ’s Lauren Larson, Aaron Carter really clarified some stuff about his political beliefs and the electoral college:

Did you know that this tweet would get you a lot of attention?

It was more than just a tweet, I guess. I support Donald Trump. 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 president, well, the electoral college will be the decider.

Carter also noted that he disagrees with Trump’s plan to overturn marriage equality, and said, with oddly Trumpian flair, that “building a wall is totally outrageous.” When questioned on this, he added: “If Trump can’t change some of his ways of thinking, then I’m just going to sit this one out.” (This would not be an unusual choice for Aaron Carter, who says he has never voted before.)

The former child star told GQ that he and Trump actually have quite a bit in common, in that they are both desperate to prove to America that they have a lot of money:

Everyone thought I was broke, but I actually haven’t been broke. There have been a lot of things people don’t understand about my story. So I kind of just find myself being able to relate. I like what he’s doing for taxes for the people. And I like what he’s focused on. Like, let’s worry about our deficit right now. And about our country. And about how we can actually make it great again. He’s proving that sometimes you have to file for bankruptcy and rebuild. I can relate. I’ve been through it.

Carter also informed his interviewer that he does not regret any tweets:


And gave some great advice on dealing with online harassment and self-care:

I read that you’ve been getting some death threats. Do you worry about those?

I’m not scared. I just call them out. I shine the light on cockroaches. And you know what happens?


They scatter. They scatter. Or, they try to stand their ground and it doesn’t work out for them, especially when they have like 14 followers.

Do you take it personally?

I take everything personally, but that’s because I’m so personable. And that’s because I can really relate to myself, I can really look in the mirror and know what I’m all about.


Read the full interview here.

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