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Marc Anthony Says The GOP Is 'Just Showing What They've Always Been'

The singer also shares who he'll be voting for this year.

Marc Anthony isn't shy about sharing his political beliefs. 

The Salsa superstar made headlines in February after shouting “Fuck Donald Trump!" at his concert in New York City.  And in his recent cover story for Billboard, the 47-year-old singer not only shared his thoughts on the Republican party but revealed who he'll be voting for.

"The Republican Party right now, they’re just showing what they’ve always been,” he told Billboard. “I had to step up and say, ‘I’m not putting up with this shit.’ I have a new four-letter word, and it’s ‘vote.’ Because that’s when they’re going to see our power.”

And it should come as no surprise that Anthony won't be filling out a ballot in favor of a Republican candidate anytime soon. When asked about the primaries, the singer told the magazine he's fully committed to supporting Hillary Clinton.

“I have a lot of respect for Bernie Sanders, his ideas, how he has run his campaign," Anthony said. "But I’ll be voting for Hillary Clinton. We’ve been friends for 20 years.”

Marc Anthony greets Hillary Clinton at his Miami concert in October 2015. 
Marc Anthony greets Hillary Clinton at his Miami concert in October 2015. 

In October, Anthony invited the presidential candidate for a surprise appearance at his Miami concert.

“Well it’s a very important opportunity to really get my message out through someone who has had so much credibility, who has done so much in their lifetime. I am appreciative of that,” Clinton told CBS Miami after her appearance.

Check out Billboard's cover story on Marc Anthony for information on his new Latin entertainment empire and his thoughts President Obama's actions in Cuba. 

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