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Dolly Parton: 'I haven't endorsed Hillary Clinton for U.S. President'

The superstar is still pondering her options for the 2016 election.

Dolly Parton has fired back at misreported information suggesting she has endorsed Hillary Clinton for President, insisting she has yet to decide who to vote for in November (16).

The news made headlines in America on Tuesday morning (05Jul16) because many of Dolly's fans are flag-waving Republicans who do not favour Democrat Hillary, but the Jolene singer insists comments she made about having a woman in the White House have been twisted.

"This morning while I was watching the news I saw many reports that I had endorsed Hillary Clinton," she wrote in a statement. "My comment about supporting a woman in the White House was taken out of context.

"I have not endorsed Hillary Clinton nor Donald Trump. I try not to get political but if I am, I might as well just run myself 'cause I've got the hair for it, it's huge, and they could always use more boobs in the race.

"But seriously, I have not decided who I'm voting for, but no matter what we're gonna be suffering from PMS - Presidential Mood Swings."

Parton initially referenced "PMS" in her interview with The New York Times last week (24Jun16) which sparked the controversy in the first place.

When asked by the newspaper for her opinion on a female presidential nominee, the singer said, "Well, I think that that would be wonderful. Hillary might make as good a president as anybody ever has. I think no matter if it’s Hillary or Donald Trump, we’re gonna be plagued with PMS either way - presidential mood swings!

"But I personally think a woman would do a great job. I think Hillary's very qualified. So if she gets it, I'll certainly be behind her."

America will go to the polls in November to vote for the successor to Barack Obama. Trump and Clinton will be the leading candidates.

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