Cher Says She's Now Torn Between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders
The singer tweeted that after a "marathon research" session she realized Bernie Sanders mirrors her own beliefs.
Cher has been a vocal supporter of Hillary Clinton during this presidential election year, but now she may be changing her mind.
The singer took to Twitter on Wednesday to talk about the internal conflict she feels over which Democratic candidate to support for the presidency. In the past, Cher has criticized Bernie Sanders and his campaign staff. In January, she called Sanders "so disingenuous" for running as a Democrat, saying he's an "independent socialist" who "can't win" and comparing him to Ralph Nader.
On Tuesday night, Cher continued her criticism of the Sanders campaign, calling Sanders' campaign manager Jeff Weaver "scum" and an "asshole." She tweeted, "His 'Hillary is responsible for ISIS' is pure Trump."
However, on Wednesday, Cher said that after blocking people on Twitter she started to "feel uneasy" and went into "marathon research mode" with an open mind. She said that "in the quiet of the night," she discovered that Sanders' beliefs "mirrored" her own more than she had realized. The singer said she was "shaken to [her] core" by this revelation.
Cher went on to talk about how much she liked and respected Clinton, whom she spent time with when Clinton was running for the Senate. Cher said that she hopes the woman she fought hard for is still there, but that now she's faced with a difficult decision.
"Realize now that I have MUCH common ground and new respect for [Bernie Sanders]," said Cher, adding that she's torn up. She has not, however, changed her opinion of Sanders' campaign manager Weaver.
Democratic-leaning Hollywood celebrities have divided allegiances between Sanders and Clinton. Lena Dunham, America Ferrera, Olivia Wilde, Demi Lovato and Will Ferrell have all expressed their support for Clinton, while Sanders has Rosario Dawson, Sarah Silverman, Susan Sarandon, Spike Lee and Mark Ruffalo in his corner.
SANDERS MANAGER,IS SCUM.HIS"HILLARY IS RESPONSIBLE 4 ISIS"IS PURE TRUMP #JEFFWEAVER IS ASSHOLE,BUT HE SAYS THE ..BERNIE"WANTS 2 SAY"— Cher (@cher) April 13, 2016
HILLARY SHOULDSTAFFER WHO GAVE HER,BUT NEGLECTED 2FACT CHECK "NY GUN VIOLENCE,FROM VERMONT"STORY. CANDIDATES RELY ON STAFF 2VETT STORIES— Cher (@cher) April 13, 2016
This was almost impossible 2 write,& there is no doubt i will b eviscerated by many,but since these maymy last twts, TRUTH..must b more— Cher (@cher) April 13, 2016
Important than ppls opinions of— Cher (@cher) April 13, 2016
me.i don't think this is a rant, but its long.1st..trump IS..WHO I SAY HE IS.my words may have been beneath
me,but my sentiments were SPOT ON.couldn't bear hearing his HATE SPPECH over & over again,1MORE DAY.sorry— Cher (@cher) April 13, 2016
4 un peu trashy words,not meaning
this is impossible,LONG part.— Cher (@cher) April 13, 2016
last nite,was reading& blocking ppl,& started 2feel UNEASY, so..went in2 marathon research mode,w/open mind &
& found that in the quiet of nite,& 1by1,sen sanders beliefs mirrored mine,more— Cher (@cher) April 13, 2016
than i had allowed myself 2realize.i still think w/cong.
its more of a wish list,but what do i do w/a sister souljah moment like this im shaken 2 my core,but i must remain— Cher (@cher) April 13, 2016
LONG PS.i spent w/Hillary— Cher (@cher) April 13, 2016
yrs ago(Sen Campaign)i felt her 2 sincere,i admired her hard work,& 2 my surprise..I liked her...when we were
alone,after an exhausting work day she asked me if id ever been 2 a spa,cause she wanted 2 go 2one,after campaign was over.I thought..— Cher (@cher) April 13, 2016
Was this the Jaded HILLARY, the GOP's tried 2 crucify since4 the electionThat was MANY yrs ago..She is still— Cher (@cher) April 13, 2016
SMART,CAPABLE & STRONG...
I hope & (for her & country)...the woman I fought hard for many yrs ago... Is still there.— Cher (@cher) April 13, 2016
Realize now that I have MUCH common ground &new respect— Cher (@cher) April 13, 2016
4 Sen Sanders/Bernie.2 BRUTALLY HONEST..IM TORN UP
Jeff is still a majoring ass-o