Taylor Swift Calls Out Donald Trump on Twitter and Promises to ‘Vote’ Him ‘Out’ of Office
While Taylor Swift did not comment on politics during the first few years of her career, the singer-songwriter shocked the world in 2018 by publicly endorsing Democrat Phil Bredesen for Senate. In 2020, Swift released the Netflix documentary Miss Americana which showed her decision to use her platform as an entertainer to become more involved in politics.
Since then, Swift has not stopped sticking up for what she believes in. The singer-songwriter demonstrated this on May 29 when she called out President Donald Trump on Twitter.
Taylor Swift tweeted at Donald Trump
Following the death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man who died in police custody in Minnesota on May 25, protests broke out across the U.S. Trump then posted a controversial tweet about the protests, which Twitter flagged for “glorifying violence.”
On Twitter, Swift was quick to denounce Trump’s message.
“After stoking the fires of white supremacy and racism your entire presidency, you have the nerve to feign moral superiority before threatening violence? ‘When the looting starts the shooting starts’??? We will vote you out in November. @realdonaldtrump,” Swift tweeted at Trump.
According to a fan account for Swift, the tweet reached over 1 million likes in less than five hours, and it is Swift’s most-liked tweet to date.
One of Taylor Swift’s songs has a secret political message
In August 2019, Swift released her seventh studio album, Lover. The album received commercial and critical acclaim, and one of the songs on the album, “Miss Americana & the Heartbreak Prince,” has a secret political message. The entire song is a metaphor, with a high school acting as the setting.
“There are so many influences that go into that particular song. I wrote it a couple of months after midterm elections, and I wanted to take the idea of politics and pick a metaphorical place for that to exist. And so I was thinking about a traditional American high school, where there’s all these kinds of social events that could make someone feel completely alienated. And I think a lot of people in our political landscape are just feeling like we need to huddle up under the bleachers and figure out a plan to make things better,” Swift told Rolling Stone after the release of Lover.
She continued, “It’s about the illusions of what I thought America was before our political landscape took this turn, and that naivete that we used to have about it… I have that line ‘I see the high-fives between the bad guys’ because not only are some really racist, horrific undertones now becoming overtones in our political climate, but the people who are representing those concepts and that way of looking at the world are celebrating loudly, and it’s horrific.”
The singer-songwriter has a message for Democrats
Ever since Swift became more involved in politics in 2018, the singer-songwriter has not backed down. At the beginning of 2020, Swift released Miss Americana, a documentary that references her song “Miss Americana & the Heartbreak Prince” and details her journey into becoming more political.
In the interview with Rolling Stone in 2019, Swift shared her hope for Democrats for the upcoming 2020 election.
“… if we’re going to do anything to change what’s happening, we need to stick together. We need to stop dissecting why someone’s on our side or if they’re on our side in the right way or if they phrased it correctly. We need to not have the right kind of Democrat and the wrong kind of Democrat. We need to just be like, ‘You’re a Democrat? Sick. Get in the car. We’re going to the mall,'” she said.