Clay Aiken is terrified of Donald Trump.
In an op-ed written for the Huffington Post, the former “American Idol” contestant called the Republican “unstoppable.” (RELATED: Jesse James Endorses Donald Trump: ‘This Guy Is The Real Deal’)
“While Trump is legitimately terrifying, I would argue that the rise of outside politicians like Trump and Sanders may ultimately be a good thing for our country,” Aiken wrote.
During an interview on CNN Monday afternoon, Aiken said his mother was voting for Trump — despite the fact that Trump fired him when he was a contestant on the “Celebrity Apprentice.” (RELATED: Donald Trump Says What He Really Thinks About Kim Kardashian)
“I mean, my mother — votes Republican typically, she’s not necessarily thrilled with Donald Trump as a candidate because he fired me on ‘Apprentice,'” he said.
“She watched the debates, the most recent debate, and decided, and a number of people in North Carolina who I’ve spoken to have decided to vote for Trump because the establishment is attacking him and they’re tired of typical politicians.”
Aiken ran for Congress in 2014 but lost to Republican incumbent Renee Ellmers. (RELATED: The Triple Frown! Clay Aiken Loses Yet Again)