Former president Donald Trump and his supporters have set their sights on an unlikely new political rival: global pop superstar Taylor Swift. As the 2024 election approaches, Trump is reportedly fuming over the possibility that President Biden could secure Swift’s coveted endorsement.
Trump Claims He’s “More Popular” Than Swift
In a display of ego, Trump has privately stated that he is more popular than the 11-time Grammy winner. He has also asserted that he has more loyal fans backing him.
“I am way better than Taylor. Don’t they know it’s me, hi, I’m the problem, it’s me.” – Donald Trump
MAGA Declares “Holy War” on Taylor Swift
However, Trump would likely struggle to match Swift’s devoted followers known as “Swifties,” whose enthusiasm led to over 35,000 new voter registrations from a single Instagram post.
Trump’s grievances even extend to media coverage. He was recently upset after Swift was named Time’s 2023 Person of the Year instead of himself.
Why Taylor Swift Draws Such Vitriol
What is it about the “Anti-Hero” singer that provokes such a visceral reaction? CupcakKe breaks it down:
“I kind of have a problem though with the hardcore Taylor Swift fan, they are totally over the top worshiping this woman. I think what they call it is, uh, they’re elevating her to an idol in fact if you look it up in the Bible it’s a sin.”
However, Swift has long been a positive role model advocating for women’s rights and the LGBTQ community. Her music gives a voice to the marginalized. She promotes civic participation, helping register young voters.
Casting someone so uplifting as a false idol seems absurd. It demonstrates how calculating the MAGA movement has become in fabricating outrage to rile up supporters.
Coping with the “Hell Slop of Grievance and Hair Gel”
In response to these unwarranted attacks, many Swift fans feel shaken watching their idol dragged into the toxic political arena. As one Twitter user succinctly puts it:
“Taylor is one of the few joyful things we have in this country and I’m not going to stand here and let Trump’s TV goons drag her into the hell slop of grievance and hair gel this country dumped Donald Trump and we are never ever getting back together like ever.”
Staying grounded in Swift’s message of inclusion is the best way to repel the darkness trying to dim her light.
How Fans Can Support Taylor
Here are 3 simple ways Swifties can uplift their favorite artist during this time:
- Stream her empowering music: Cue up tracks like “The Man” and “You Need to Calm Down” to immerse in Taylor’s uplifting vibes.
- Continue the fight for equality: Carry on Taylor’s advocacy by supporting organizations defending human rights.
- Vote to safeguard democracy in 2024: Exercise your rights and make political voices like Taylor’s be heard.
Taylor Swift has given fans so much positive inspiration over the years. Now Swifties can return the favor by standing with her during this unwarranted backlash.
United behind light and truth, no “Holy War” can extinguish the flames of Taylor Swift’s star power. She continues shining brightly as both an amazing musician and courageous cultural voice for a better America.