Did Kellyanne Conway Accidentally Shade Donald Trump With Taylor Swift Song?
Kellyanne Conway is the queen of spinning all the wrong statements Donald Trump spews out of his mouth. Who doesn’t remember her “alternative facts” statement after Trump raved about the alleged crowd size of his Presidential Inauguration beating Obama’s?
After Taylor Swift called out the Trump administration at the MTV VMAs for their silence on the Equality Act, Conway shut down the singer negating support for the bill. However, she might have inadvertently thrown shade at the POTUS in her effort of trying to be witty.
What did Kellyanne Conway say?
Conway gave an interview to Trump’s favorite news channel, Fox News and talked to Martha MacCallum about Swift and the Equality Act. The counselor to the president made sure to remember that Swift’s support for the Democratic candidate during the Senate race didn’t go well.
“I think when Hollywood and singers and all go political, it sounds in the moment like it’s very popular, and you’ve seen so many times where it backfires and it blows up,” she said. “But she’s also somebody who went up against President Trump head-to-head in the United States Senate race in Tennessee and lost handily. Marsha Blackburn is our United States senator now.”
Conway thought it was brilliant to sing “You Need to Calm Down” by Swift and shade her but in the process might have accidentally insulted her boss, Trump.
“I actually like the new Taylor Swift song that is called, ‘You Need to Calm Down,'” sad. “I can sing it for you: ‘If you say it on the street that’s a knockout/If you put it in a tweet, that’s a cop-out.’ I love that. That basically is Washington in a nutshell.”
There’s a reason Trump is known as the tweeter-in-chief.
What Taylor Swift said at the MTV VMAs 2019
It was at the VMAs where Swift exposed the White House on their silence about the Equality Act.
“I just want to say that this is a fan-voted award. So, I first want to say thank you to the fans because in this video, several points were made, so you voting for this video means that you want a world where we’re all treated equally,” Swift said during her acceptance speech for Video of the Year.
She continued: “Regardless of who we are, regardless of how we identify, at the end of this video there was a petition — and there still is a petition for the Equality Act, which basically just says we all deserve equal rights under the law.”
Ending her speech, Swift threw in a little shade that made the moment go viral.
“And, I want to thank everyone who signed that petition because it now has half-a-million signatures, which is five times the amount that it would need to warrant a response from the White House,” Swift added looking down at her wrist simulating looking at a watch.
The White House finally releases statement
As the media reached out to the Trump administration for comment, they finally felt the pressure to address the Equality Act.
“The Trump Administration absolutely opposes discrimination of any kind and supports the equal treatment of all; however, the House-passed bill in its current form is filled with poison pills that threaten to undermine parental and conscience rights,” the White House said in a statement to CNN.
Conway delivered a similar statement during her interview at Fox News.
“The president and the White House support equality,” Conway said. “We don’t support pieces of legislation that have poison pills in it that can harm other people. Look at this economy — it’s equally open to everyone. People have job mobility, the deregulation, what he’s trying to do, peace and prosperity around the world — that’s to benefit everyone. But when something is named something, it’s not always truly that.”