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EXCLUSIVE: RuPaul Sounds off On Hillary Clinton vs. Donald Trump: 'Vote or Lose Your Right To Complain'

by Latifah Muhammad 5:22 PM PDT, September 01, 2016
Playing EXCLUSIVE: RuPaul Sounds off On Hillary Clinton vs. Donald Trump: 'Vote or Lose Your Right To Complain'

RuPaul wants you to exercise your right to vote.

With the 2016 presidential election just over two months away, the host of RuPaul's Drag Race breaks down the "dirty" game of politics and shares a message for voters during an exclusive chat with ET.

"In this election, the most important thing you need to remember is you have got to vote," RuPaul tells ET's Brice Sander. "The most important thing for kids to remember is that you must register and vote. If you don't vote, you lose the right to complain."

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So how does he feel about Hillary Clinton vs. Donald Trump? The answer is a bit complicated.

"You have to understand a person who gets into politics is a different animal," he says. "A lot of times what they have to do in their job is to say what their constituents want them to say and to not threaten people."

The TV personality also notes a lesson that he learned from his 10th grade political science teacher.

"She said that you can't tell the public the truth about a lot of things because they will recoil in horror," he recalls. "And so politicians play that game, they try to keep their words in a way that doesn't scare the unwashed masses."

"Having said that, all politicians are pretty…dirty. If you're in politics you're dirty," continues RuPaul. "It's not a bad thing, it's just the way it is, the way the game is played. So if you think that somebody is gonna go to Washington and be you know Mary Poppins with butterflies and rainbows and unicorns and everyone's gonna be like 'one for you and one for you'-- that's not how this is played."

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Regardless of his political qualms, he's not shy about crowning Clinton a "bad a** b*tch." According to RuPaul, the 68-year-old Democratic presidential candidate deserves the title for overcoming adversity.

"Any woman, any minority or anyone who is just pushed to the side of society for them to make it ahead in any industry in politics, in entertainment -- in any industry it is an act of of bada**ness. Because there's so much staked against you in a white-male dominated culture, it’s just the way it is," he says, adding, "Not a read, it's just the way it is."

When he’s not weighing in on the political climate, RuPaul is working hard on new projects. Find out about his new game show in the video below.

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