Taylor Swift had a few words of Donald Trump after he referred American rioters as “thugs” (amongst other things). A source shared on Saturday that the GRAMMY winner “felt it was necessary to speak up against Trump and express her morals and values.”
Swift, 30, was a somewhat early adopter of Twitter. She joined in late 2008, right after her second album “Fearless” was released. Despite being on the platform for almost 12 years now, the Friday tweet became her most-liked of all time and did so in under five hours.
The insider told UsWeekly that Swift “realizes how powerful her voice is and wanted to use it for the greater good.”
“She wanted to speak out against inequalities in the world and support minorities, while also showing how anti-Trump she is.”
This is Swift’s original tweet:
“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”
The source also said that Trump’s being “sexist and anti-women’s rights” are “two issues she is also passionate about.”
This lines up with Swift’s first foray into politics, which came ahead of the midterm election in October 2018.
“In the past I’ve been reluctant to publicly voice my political opinions,” Swift wrote at the time, “but due to several events in my life and in the world in the past two years, I feel very differently about that now.”
“I always have and always will cast my vote based on which candidate will protect and fight for the human rights I believe we all deserve in this country.”
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
— Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13) May 29, 2020
“I believe in the fight for LGBTQ rights, and that any form of discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender is WRONG. I believe that the systemic racism we still see in this country towards people of color is terrifying, sickening and prevalent.”
Swift’s lengthy Instagram letter went on to back two democrats running for office in her home state of Tennessee. The songstress shared that said she “cannot support Marsha Blackburn,” the Republican candidate whose views stood in stark opposition of her own.
In her new Netflix documentary “Miss America,” Swift referred Blackburn as “Trump in a wig.”
President Trump caught wind of Swift’s political post just a few days later.
“I’m sure Taylor Swift has nothing — or doesn’t know anything about her (Blackburn),” he told a reporter in 2018.
He then said, while laughing: “Let’s say that I like Taylor’s music about 25% less now, OK?”
The Washington Post wrote that Swift’s coming out as a liberal “fell like a hammer across the Trump-worshipping subforums of the far-right Internet, where people had convinced themselves… that the world-famous pop star was a secret MAGA fan.”