WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says it can’t wait to welcome back the Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs — and it’s not ruling out the team’s most famous fan, Taylor Swiftfollow us this time.
Asked during Monday’s press conference if the pop star could be a “plus one” when the team visits the White House to celebrate its second Super Bowl title in as many seasons, the press secretary responded . Karine Jean Pierre » replied: “It will depend on the leaders, and obviously on their decision to determine who will accompany them. »
“I can’t talk about the participation and who will be here,” Jean-Pierre added.
Swift is dating Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce and celebrated on the field after his team beat the San Francisco 49ers 25-22 in overtime Sunday in Las Vegas. It was the subject of intense media coverage throughout the season, and even aroused the anger of some conservatives who has spread baseless claims that Swift is part of an elaborate plot to help Democrats win the November election, as she could ultimately support President Joe Biden’s re-election bid.
Biden supporters took these suggestions lightly. The personal account of the president himself deadpan on X immediately after the Super Bowl-winning catch, “Just like we drew it” over an image of “Dark Brandon” – a meme featuring Biden with lasers for eyes.
Jean-Pierre also weighed in, opening Monday’s White House briefing by saying she wanted to “send big congratulations to the Kansas City Chiefs on their third Super Bowl victory in just five seasons, and also congratulations to all the Swifties . .”
“The president looks forward to welcoming them back to the White House to celebrate their latest victory,” she said.
When asked if players would be allowed to bring guests, Jean-Pierre said she wasn’t sure of the protocol.
“That’s a good question. I can’t answer that right now. But look, we can’t wait to have them here, the chefs,” she said.
The White House and Biden supporters aren’t the only ones blurring the lines between politics and pop stars.
Former president Donald Trump, the front-runner in the Republican presidential primary, posted online before the Super Bowl that if Swift supported Biden it would be “disloyal to the man who made her so much money.” Trump added that he was “responsible for the Music Modernization Act,” which Congress approved in 2018 with strong bipartisan support.