Prolonging a weeklong right-wing meltdown over Taylor Swift's political preferences, former President Donald J. Trump declared Sunday that it would be “disloyal” for Swift to endorse President Biden for re-election, given that Trump signed legislation that made it easier for artists collect royalties when their songs are broadcast.
“I signed and was responsible for the Music Modernization Act for Taylor Swift and all other musical artists,” Trump wrote on his social media platform, referring to a 2018 bill that passed Congress with nearly unanimous support. of members of both parties. “Joe Biden did nothing for Taylor and he never will. There is no way he can endorse corrupt Joe Biden, the worst and most corrupt president in the history of our country, and be disloyal to the man who made him so much money.”
“Besides that, I like her boyfriend, Travis, although he may be liberal and probably can't stand me!” Mr. Trump added.
Swift and the aforementioned boyfriend, Travis Kelce, a tight end for the Kansas City Chiefs, who will play in the Super Bowl on Sunday, have been the subject of right-wing conspiracy theories for months, ever since Swift urged her fans. register to vote and tens of thousands did, and since Kelce appeared in a Pfizer ad campaign urging people to get vaccinated against Covid and the flu.
Theories multiplied last month as commentators speculated not only that Swift would endorse Biden (entirely plausible given she did so in 2020, though by no means certain) but that dark liberal forces were manufacturing her and Kelce's fame. romance to prop up Democrats and vaccines.
Swift was a household name long before Biden became president and before Trump ran in 2016.
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