Taylor Swift is in the crosshairs of Trump supporters; understand
Taylor Swift, one of the best-known pop singers in the world today, has come into the crosshairs of former American President Donald Trump and his supporters. The “war” declared by voters and allies of the likely presidential candidate, according to the “New York Times”, was caused by the arrival of the Kansas City Chiefs in the SuperBowl. Watch the video above to understand better.
The mogul’s disaffection against the singer has existed for a long time, but seems to have reached its peak after the team in which Travis Kelce, Taylor’s boyfriend, plays, qualified for the American League final (they face the San Francisco 49ers the next day). 11).
According to the “NYT”, there have been several conspiracy theories spread by Trump supporters since then. One of the main ones says that the entire competition was combined so that Taylor could announce, during the SuperBowl, his support for the re-election of Democrat Joe Biden in the 2024 presidential elections.
Jesse Watters, presenter of the news channel Fox News, even suggested that the singer could be a psychological tool of the American government’s Department of Defense.
But how did we get here?
Taylor had already entered the Republicans’ radar long before her relationship with Kelce began, confirmed in December 2023.
The support surprised many people, as the singer began her career in country, a genre historically more linked to the Republican Party.
In 2020, the feud intensified with force. Dissatisfied with the then president’s stance on the pandemic, she supported Biden’s candidacy. The Democrat won and Trump became the first president in 28 years to lose re-election.
Back to the 2024 election
Alerts sounded again in September 2023, when Taylor urged fans to register to vote. In the United States, voting is not mandatory. The NGO Vote.org states that it received 35,000 registrations in response to the request.
After confirming her relationship with Kelce, the singer intensified her appearances at the player’s matches.
Many people, of course, turned up their noses. Some complained that she stole too much attention from the games – even though the singer appears for less than 25 seconds on average in the more than three hours of broadcasts, according to a survey by “NYT”.
That didn’t stop the Trumpists. When the Chiefs beat the Baltimore Ravens on January 28 and booked their ticket to the SuperBowl, the biggest television event in the United States, the narrative was clear: the League and the Democrats had allied themselves to combine the team’s presence in the final, when Taylor would announce his support for the current president and guarantee Biden’s re-election.
“Just wild speculation here. Let’s see how it ages over the next eight months.”
Taylor has not yet announced any support – and until the SuperBowl the big question still must be whether she will even be able to attend. After all, the singer has a show scheduled in Japan, on the other side of the world, the day before her departure.