In an interview Thursday, James Taylor said he thinks Hillary Clinton is the “public servant” who can bring the country together, and that he’s backing her for president.
“Aside from the fact that she’s a woman running, she’s the right person,” the 67-year-old said. “The whole point — black or white, male or female, gay or straight, Christian, Jewish, Muslim, atheist — it doesn’t matter what these other connections are.”
He also said that Obama is his “favorite, favorite” president, and said he had “a tough time” during the Bush-Cheney administration. (RELATED: Chelsea Clinton — Employed By Her Parents — Speaks Out About Workplace Equality)
“I had a hard time accepting that that administration represented me because I don’t think they did,” Taylor said. “I’ve been watching politics since Eisenhower and Adlai Stevenson, when dinosaurs roamed the Earth, and Obama is my favorite, favorite president.”
“I am just thankful for every day that he’s in office. I am so proud that he represents my country and I think he represents me — I think he represents the America that I know.”
Taylor performed at the Democratic National Convention in 2012, and also sang “America the Beautiful” at Obama’s second inauguration. (RELATED: Are Hillary Clinton And Huma Hungover? This Photo Might Be Proof)