Team Trump’s fears that Taylor Swift (and her 279 million followers) could keep Biden in power have made the crazy American election even crazier still!

When Americans once again break out the beers and gather around their TVs for next weekend’s Super Bowl, many of them will be more excited about what’s going on in the stands than anything happening on the field.

Because if the girlfriend of Kansas City Chiefs player Travis Kelce shows up to cheer him on against the San Francisco 49ers in American Football’s annual championship, there may be viewers grinding their teeth in anger.

The woman in question is Taylor Swift — and there’s a rumor going around that she’ll be there for a much more subtle purpose than watching football.

According to feverish online speculation among pro-Trump conspiracy theorists, her appearance will be the culmination of a plot to drum up support for Joe Biden in this year’s presidential election.

Not only did this involve screwing up the Super Bowl to ensure the Chiefs would go all the way to the finals, but it also involved producing Swift’s six-month romance with Kelce. All to ensure that, as a prelude to her endorsement of Biden as she did in 2020, the couple could take center stage next Sunday night during coverage of a game watched by a record 115 million viewers last year .

Taylor Swift endorsed Biden in 2020, but for years Swift steadfastly refused calls for her to make any overt political statement.  In fact, her first intervention didn't come until the 2018 midterm elections when she endorsed two Democratic candidates in Tennessee

Taylor Swift endorsed Biden in 2020, but for years Swift steadfastly refused calls for her to make any overt political statement. In fact, her first intervention didn’t come until the 2018 midterm elections when she endorsed two Democratic candidates in Tennessee

Taylor Swift's boyfriend, Kansas City Chiefs player Travis Kelce.  Pro-Trump conspiracy theorist believes the six-month romance and the fact that his American football team will play in the Super Bowl next weekend are part of an elaborate plot to help Biden win

Taylor Swift’s boyfriend, Kansas City Chiefs player Travis Kelce. Pro-Trump conspiracy theorist believes the six-month romance and the fact that his American football team will play in the Super Bowl next weekend are part of an elaborate plot to help Biden win

Former President Donald Trump has already expressed his displeasure with her Democratic leanings, saying after her intervention in the 2018 midterms: 'I like Taylor's music about 25 percent less now'

Former President Donald Trump has already expressed his displeasure with her Democratic leanings, saying after her intervention in the 2018 midterms: ‘I like Taylor’s music about 25 percent less now’

If this all sounds like the product of an alarmingly overactive imagination, it should be noted that even presidential candidates have spread it.

Multi-millionaire entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy, who withdrew from the Republican nomination race last month, knowingly tweeted this week about the Super Bowl: ‘I wonder if there will be a big presidential endorsement of an artificially culturally supported couple this fall (autumn) . . Just a wild guess here, let’s see how it ages over the next eight months.’

Even Donald Trump is said to privately complain about the 34-year-old’s potential influence, as his inner circle plans to declare what one calls a ‘holy war’ against her.

That, in turn, has given rise to claims that Trump risks arousing a hornet’s nest of outraged Swifties – as her devoted fans are known – who will turn out in droves to vote Democrat in November.

It’s tempting to dismiss the idea of ​​the woman behind Shake It Off, Bad Blood and Look What You Made Me Do holding the key to the presidential election as definitive proof that American politics has lost the plot.

While the Super Bowl conspiracy theory certainly sounds hard to believe — just like another outlandish claim recently floated on Fox News that she’s a secret Pentagon agent engaged in psychological warfare — Republicans have good reason to worry about the role Swift can play.

They know that Democratic figures believe that securing her support could be crucial to winning the election for an aging incumbent whose approval ratings are abysmally low among young voters — the hardest-to-reach demographic at the best of times. to attract to the polling stations.

As a young woman, Swift is thought to be particularly effective at rousing her mainly female fans about the threat they feel another Trump victory would pose to abortion rights.

A new Quinnipiac University poll released this week found Biden bucking recent trends and taking the lead over Trump.

Associates of the 81-year-old president are preparing a list of celebrities and former politicians who will throw their support behind Biden. Having Taylor Swift on board has been described as ‘the validation of their wildest dreams’.

She has a staggering 279 million followers on Instagram and when she posted a single message on the social media platform last year urging people to vote, it generated 35,000 new voters in a matter of hours. A survey by British pollsters Redfield & Wilton published two weeks ago shockingly revealed that 18 percent of American voters say they are “more likely” or “significantly more likely” to vote for a presidential candidate who endorsed by Swift.

Eight million new generation Z voters (born between the mid-1990s and mid-2010s) will be able to vote for the first time this year and many would have gone through their teenage years listening to Taylor Swift.

Some may find the poll’s findings quite depressing, but others were not surprised. “She influenced popular culture, sports, the economy of entire regions of the US,” said communications consultant James Haggerty. “So why not politics and elections?”

The singer endorsed Biden in 2020, and his campaign is so focused on winning back her support that an ad for a social media position on the team asked applicants not to outline their Taylor Swift strategy — since they already had enough suggestions.

One idea the team has reportedly considered is for Mr Biden (who has proven he can be a little shaky on stage) to go to one of the stops on Swift’s hugely successful Eras tour, the first by any artist to more than $1 billion.

Most showbiz stars can’t wait to flaunt their liberal credentials, but for years Swift steadfastly refused calls for her to make any overt political statement. In fact, her first intervention didn’t come until the 2018 midterm elections when she endorsed two Democratic candidates in Tennessee.

Taylor Swift performs in Inglewood, California in August 2023.  Pro-Trump conspiracy theorists believe the pop star is part of an elaborate plot to help President Joe Biden win re-election

Taylor Swift performs in Inglewood, California in August 2023. Pro-Trump conspiracy theorists believe the pop star is part of an elaborate plot to help President Joe Biden win re-election

Democratic number crunchers believe that gaining Taylor Swift's support could be crucial to winning the election for aging President Joe Biden, whose approval ratings are severely low with young voters — the demographic hardest to get to the polls at the best of times. to attract

Democratic number crunchers believe that gaining Taylor Swift’s support could be crucial to winning the election for aging President Joe Biden, whose approval ratings are abysmally low among young voters — the hardest demographic to turn to at the best of times. attract polling stations.

In an emotional video, she was seen arguing with her father, Scott. He urged her to stay out of politics for fear it would jeopardize her safety by making her a target for extremists, but she told him she finally felt she had to speak out — referring to incumbent Republican senator Marsha Blackburn’s decision to ‘vote against fair pay’ for women’ and her support for ‘homophobic positions’.

She told her father, “I have to be on the right side of history, and if (Democrat challenger Phil Bredesen) doesn’t win, at least I tried.” He told her: ‘I’m the guy who went out and bought armored cars.’

Whether bulletproof limos will protect her from the Trump campaign’s “holy war” remains unclear. A campaign source told Rolling Stone magazine that the battle will likely take the form of stoking the ‘culture war fires’ and portraying Swift as just ‘another left-wing celebrity who is part of the Democratic elite who tell you what to think’.

Trump has already expressed his displeasure with her Democratic leanings, saying after her intervention in the midterms: ‘I like Taylor’s music about 25 percent less now.’

He must love it even more now that she rounded him in the 2020 election for meddling with the US Postal Service’s handling of mail-in voting, thereby pressuring people to risk contracting the coronavirus to do by leaving home to vote.

Insiders say Trump has claimed he is ‘more popular’ than her and has more loyal fans. Jason Miller, senior Trump campaign adviser, deftly borrowed the title of a Swift song, saying, “Joe Biden may be counting on Taylor Swift to save him, but voters look at these sky-high inflation rates and say, ‘We’re getting never ever Back to each other’.

Meanwhile, some of the attacks on Swift were off the scale. Republican Georgia politician Kandiss Taylor wrote that she ‘tried to warn you all in October that (Taylor Swift’s) influence on our youth with witchcraft was demonic, evil and Luciferian.

“Of course Satan now wants to use her to elect Joe back to the White House to destroy what’s left of America.”

On conservative cable news station Newsmax, host Greg Kelly complained of ‘idolatry’ towards the artist from her fans, saying: ‘If you look it up in the Bible, it’s a sin.’

Many believe that those on the Right feel a sense of betrayal from Taylor. Raised on a Christmas tree farm in a white and predominantly Republican part of Pennsylvania, she first became famous in country music, which had long had a conservative reputation.

Her squeaky clean ‘America’s Sweetheart’ image and years of refusal to express political views encouraged many to believe her silence was because she was a closet Republican in the relentlessly pro-Democrat world of show business.

Indeed, Swift was so determinedly uncontroversial that she became more than a little bland. As Democrats try to sway her