Trump believes it won’t matter if Taylor Swift endorses Biden because he is ‘more popular’ than megastar – as MAGA machine declares a preemptive ‘holy war’ on star in case she backs Democrat president
Donald Trump told aides it doesn’t matter if Taylor Swift endorses Joe Biden – because he’s ‘more popular’ than her anyway.
The 77-year-old was commenting on reports that the pop megastar was endorsing Biden, and that Biden’s campaign was desperate for her to appear on stage with the president at a rally. Swift endorsed Biden in 2020.
He is said to believe that even the pop megastar will not succeed in depriving him of a victory in November, despite Dems hoping that Swift could dramatically swing the vote.
The New York Times reported Monday that Swift is a key name on Biden aides’ “wish lists of potential surrogates.”
Trump also according Rolling stonesaid it was wrong for Swift to be named Time magazine’s person of the year in December 2023, as the award should have ‘naturally’ gone to him.
Swift’s political influence has been sought after by all sides, but for years she has reportedly remained neutral.
Taylor Swift posted on her X account in October 2020: ‘I talked to @vmagazine about why I’ll be voting for Joe Biden for president’
Swift is seen with boyfriend Travis Kelce on Sunday as Kelce’s team qualified for the Super Bowl
Born in Pennsylvania, but moving to Nashville as a young girl to pursue music, she was initially loathe to say anything that would alienate her traditionally Republican country music fans.
But in 2018, she spoke out against Republican Senator Marsha Blackburn, saying her voting record ‘horrifies and terrifies me’.
Trump – who called her ‘fantastic’ and ‘awesome’ in 2012 – was angered by Swift’s comments.
“You know, Marsha Blackburn is doing a really good job in Tennessee, she’s leading by a lot now,” Trump said. ‘She is a wonderful woman.
‘I’m sure Taylor Swift doesn’t know anything about her. And let’s say I now like Taylor’s music about 25 percent less.’
Donald Trump is seen in 2018 criticizing Swift for her opposition to Republican Senator Marsha Blackburn
Swift then endorsed Biden, and last year a single Instagram post from her led to 35,000 new voter registrations.
A poll this month from Redfield & Wilton Strategies showed that 18 percent of voters said they would be “more likely” or “considerably likely” to vote for a candidate endorsed by Swift.
One source close to Trump told Rolling Stone that MAGA insiders were preparing to launch “holy war” against the 34-year-old.
The prospect of Swift again endorsing Biden sent conservative commentators into a tailspin: Chris Cillizza, a political commentator for CNN until 2022, posted a video of the Fox News host expressing anger and concern at the idea, and wrote: ‘They’re really scared of Taylor Swift aren’t they?’
The clip features Judge Jeanine telling Swift to stay out of politics, saying: ‘We don’t want to see you there.’
Tomi Lahren implored her to “stick to music,” while Maria Bartiromo asked what her foreign or economic policy positions were. One guest says Swift is ‘effectively Biden’s VP’.
Still, Trump campaign senior adviser Jason Miller downplayed the significance of a Swift endorsement.
“Joe Biden may be counting on Taylor Swift to save him, but voters look at these sky-high inflation rates and say, ‘We’re never ever getting back together,'” Miller said.
On Tuesday, Megyn Kelly criticized conservatives for worrying that Swift will influence the 2024 presidential election.
Megyn Kelly slammed conservatives for worrying Taylor Swift will influence 2024 presidential election by endorsing Joe Biden, but admits she’s ‘sick’ of her and boyfriend Travis Kelce
Kelly previously slammed Swift for her refusal to laugh at a joke aimed at her at the Golden Globes and for attending a comedy show that benefited pro-Palestinian charities.
However, recent reports that the Biden campaign has a nod from the singer at the top of their 2024 endorsement list have led some conservatives to believe she will brainwash Americans into voting Democrat.
Kelly derided it as a conspiracy theory, noting that “people on the right who I like and respect are pushing it.”
‘I don’t know why people are so afraid of her. She does have power, she does have influence, she told people to go vote and something like 35,000 of them did. But registering to vote is not the same as actually voting,’ she said on The Megyn Kelly Show.
President Joe Biden’s campaign is seeking Taylor Swift for her endorsement
Kelly did admit that Swift would likely lean left in 2024 — as she publicly did in 2020 — just like her Pfizer and Bud Light pitchman boyfriend Kelce, but that it didn’t matter
Recent reports that the Biden campaign has a nod from the singer at the top of their 2024 endorsement list have led some conservatives to believe she will brainwash Americans into voting Democrat.
She noted that other celebrities, such as George Clooney, have run for candidates in the past and been unsuccessful.
Kelly did admit that Swift would likely lean left in 2024 — as she publicly did in 2020 — just like her Pfizer and Bud Light pitchman boyfriend Kelce, but that it didn’t matter.
‘Why do people live in fear of this?’ she wonders, noting that she “doesn’t happen to be one of” the “vast majority of people” who find Swift interesting.
“If she’s smart, she’ll stay non-political, which is better for her,” Kelly said.
“She won’t be the most popular person in America if she continues to oppose half the country that votes Republican, but whatever.”