Former President Donald Trump expressed on his social media that he felt Taylor Swift can’t endorse Joe Biden because he believes that Biden is the worst and most corrupt president. This statement was made just hours before Swift attended the Super Bowl to support her boyfriend, Travis Kelce, as his team, the Kansas City Chiefs, emerged victorious over the San Francisco 49ers.
“Swift’s Coveted Endorsement”
While Swift has not officially endorsed a candidate for the 2024 presidential election, her endorsement remains highly sought after. In a poll conducted by Redfield & Wilton Strategies for Newsweek, it was found that eighteen percent of voters said they are “more likely” or “significantly more likely” to vote for whichever candidate Swift supports. Conversely, seventeen percent said they would be less likely to vote for a candidate supported by Swift, while 55 percent claimed their vote would not be swayed by the singer’s endorsement. When it comes to Swift’s fanbase, forty-five percent of respondents stated that they are fans of Swift, while fifty-four percent identified themselves as non-fans.
Swift’s Political Views
Swift has been open about her opposition to Trump, as evidenced by her criticism of his comments following the unrest that took place in 2020. In her accusations against him, Swift publicly addressed Trump, stating that he was “stoking the fires of white supremacy and racism” and made a promise to vote him out in the upcoming election. In her Netflix documentary “Miss Americana,” Swift expressed regret about remaining silent on her political views during the 2016 presidential election. This open criticism led to Trump saying in response that he now likes Swift’s music 25% less.
Swift accused Trump of ‘gaslighting’ the American public, stating that he was attempting to discredit her and those who disagreed with him. She also accused Trump of cheating in the 2020 election by deliberately dismantling USPS in an effort to hold on to power. Despite Trump’s criticisms, Swift has yet to respond to his latest comments about her. Time will tell if Trump’s predictions about Swift’s endorsement of Biden will prove accurate.
The Significance of Swift’s Endorsement
Many have analyzed the potential impact of Swift’s endorsement on the upcoming election. Communications consultant James Haggerty discussed Swift’s influence on popular culture, sports, and the economy, suggesting that her impact on politics and elections is also possible. Meanwhile, media consultant Brad Adgate emphasized that Swift’s popularity and talent make her influential to an extent that nobody else can compare.
Trump’s Response to Swift
Trump has repeatedly responded to Swift’s political comments. Not only did he express a decreased affinity for her music, but he also responded to her criticism by defending himself and stating his opinion on her political beliefs. Despite the clear opposition between the two, their constant exchange of remarks signals the potential impact of Swift’s endorsement on the upcoming election.
Donald Trump’s comments on Taylor Swift’s inability to endorse Joe Biden are reflective of the widespread interest in Swift’s political influence. Her potential impact and influence on the 2024 election are significant enough to attract attention from political figures like former President Trump. Whether Swift ultimately does endorse Biden remains to be seen. But it is clear that her ability to influence the opinions of her large fan base has made her an intriguingly sought after figure in the political landscape.