Former President Trump on Sunday cooled the idea that global superstar Taylor Swift would support President Biden, amid swirling speculation that the outgoing president’s campaign team is trying to secure the pop singer’s support.
“I signed and was responsible for the Music Modernization Act for Taylor Swift and every other music artist. Joe Biden has done nothing for Taylor and never will,” Trump wrote Sunday in an article on Truth Social. “There is no way she could support crooked Joe Biden, the worst and most corrupt president in our country’s history, and be disloyal to the man who made her so much money .”
“Besides that, I like her boyfriend, Travis, even though he might be liberal and probably can’t stand me!” in reference to Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce, who is dating Swift.
Trump was referring to a bill he signed in 2018 that addressed copyright issues and was considered a landmark bill for the music industry.
Questions surrounding Swift’s potential involvement in politics were raised last month after The New York Times published a report that Biden aides are vying for support from the “Shake It Off” singer as the campaign focuses on the November general election. The Times reported that the campaign had been flooded with suggestions to make Swift’s voice heard, including sending Biden to a stop on Swift’s “Eras Tour.”
Trump’s comment about a possible Swift endorsement comes just hours before Kelce and the Chiefs face the San Francisco 49ers for Super Bowl LVII on Sunday in Las Vegas.
The timing of Swift’s budding relationship with Kelce sparked numerous conspiracy theories in conservative media. The theories are based on the unfounded idea that the league is rigging games to ensure that the pop singer and her boyfriend’s team succeed and win the Super Bowl and possibly support Biden’s re-election bid.
The singer has not spoken about her support for Biden’s 2024 candidacy, but she expressed her support for him in the 2020 presidential election in an interview with V Magazine. An endorsement from Swift could spark a surge in Biden’s numbers, with some pointing to Swift’s single Instagram post last year directing her followers to Vote.org, a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization, which led to 35,000 new ones electoral registrations.
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