Cher On Hillary Clinton: “I’m So Blessed To Be Alive To See A Woman President”

She has a long political past before standing "with her."

Anyone who follows Cher on Twitter knows that to put it mildly—she is “with her,” but Cher’s political past began long before hitting the campaign trail this summer for Hillary Clinton in gay meccas like Fire Island and Provincetown.

“I’m such an obvious person, to bring that message to, as I call them, my people.” she told the New York Times about recently stumping for the presidential candidate.

PROVINCETOWN, MA - AUGUST 21: Cher impersonators Steve Turner (left) and Tim Howe hold signs of support for U.S. Presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton across the street from a fundraiser for Clinton held with performer Cher in Provincetown, Mass., Aug. 21, 2016. (Photo by Keith Bedford/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
Keith Bedford/The Boston Globe via Getty Images

Cher has been passionate about politics for decades. From throwing out her parents’ Nixon campaign signs in the ’60s to publicly voting for Ross Perot in 1992. She also doesn’t have many kind words to say about Ronald Raegan:

“He did nothing for AIDS, and he just stood back when people were dying,” she said. “But there were things that you could say, ‘He makes a good president’ — for some people. But I wasn’t frightened really that he could bring the country to his knees because he knew nothing about how to govern.”

The “Believe” singer loves Hillary for many reasons, but being a woman isn’t one of them. “The fact that she’s a woman does not — I don’t care… I’m so blessed to be alive to see a woman president,” she said. “But I’m so angry at the fact that I feel blessed — that it’s not something that’s natural.”

NEW YORK, UNITED STATES - OCTOBER 25: Former First Lady Hillary Clinton onstage, with Chelsea Clinton and Cher, at her 53rd birthday celebration at the Rosebud Club in New York City on October 25, 2000. Clinton was running for a US Senate seat in New York. (Photo by David Hume Kennerly/Getty Images)
David Hume Kennerly/Getty Images

But she urges women voters who don’t like Clinton to think twice before voting for ?, aka: Donald Trump.

“I know that women can look into the future, the future for their children.”

“And even if they don’t like Hillary, and many women don’t,” she added, they have to think to themselves “but I don’t want to risk my children’s future to this guy.”

h/t: The New York Times

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