Clay Aiken calls himself a 'f---ing dumbass' for defending Donald Trump

Clay Aiken regrets defending Donald Trump.

The former "American Idol" contestant, who developed a close relationship with Trump during his time on "Celebrity Apprentice," took to Twitter on Tuesday night to apologize for supporting the president.

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"Remember all those times I defended @realDonaldTrump and believed he was not actually racist?" he wrote. "Well... I am a f*****g dumbass. #imsorry"

The tweet, which has since been shared over 30,000 times, garnered a mixed reaction from his followers.

When someone responded with a gif that said "too late for tears, damage is done," Aiken issued a strong reaction.

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"Calm the hell down," he tweeted. "I didn't vote for the fool. And I spoke out loudly against him."

In response to more people that accused him of supporting Trump during the 2016 election, Aiken got even more heated.

"Damn! #payattention," he wrote. "How can you preach when you don't know what you're talking about. I was VERY against Trump during the election."

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