On the eve of Super Bowl Sunday, Donald Trump launched into a critique of both Travis Kelce and Taylor Swift via social media. Trump labeled Kelce, the Kansas City Chiefs tight end, as a “liberal” and Swift, the globally renowned singer-songwriter and Kelce’s girlfriend, as “disloyal”. Trump claimed responsibility for Swift’s recent professional triumphs, including her successful “Eras” tour and “Album of the Year” Grammy victory, attributing these to legislation he signed during his presidency.
Trump specifically pointed to the Music Modernization Act of 2018, which updated copyright laws for the digital age, benefiting artists like Swift. He contrasted his actions with those of President Joe Biden, asserting that Biden has done and will do nothing for Swift.
Swift, who endorsed Biden in the 2020 elections, has become a focal point of Trump’s commentary due to her relationship with Kelce and her immense popularity. This relationship has even sparked bizarre conspiracy theories online, suggesting Swift could be a significant political threat to Trump’s re-election aspirations.
In response to Trump’s comments, social media accounts supportive of Biden and others have highlighted Swift’s endorsement of Biden, using Trump’s remarks to further political discourse. Swift has yet to publicly declare her endorsement intentions for the upcoming presidential election, leaving the political implications of her massive fan following a topic of speculation.
The backdrop of these political and personal comments is the Super Bowl, where Kelce’s Chiefs faced the San Francisco 49ers, adding another layer to the ongoing discussion about Swift, her influence, and the intertwining of politics, sports, and entertainment.