Extending a weekslong right-wing meltdown over Taylor Swift’s political preferences, former President Donald J. Trump declared on Sunday that it could be “disloyal” for Ms. Swift to endorse President Biden for re-election, on condition that Mr. Trump signed laws that made it simpler for artists to gather royalties when their songs are streamed.
“I signed and was accountable for the Music Modernization Act for Taylor Swift and all different Musical Artists,” Mr. Trump wrote on his social media platform, referring to a 2018 invoice that handed Congress with close to unanimous help from members of each events. “Joe Biden didn’t do something for Taylor, and by no means will. There’s no manner she may endorse Crooked Joe Biden, the worst and most corrupt President within the Historical past of our Nation, and be disloyal to the person who made her a lot cash.”
“In addition to that, I like her boyfriend, Travis, although he could also be a Liberal, and doubtless can’t stand me!” Mr. Trump added.
Ms. Swift and the aforementioned boyfriend — Travis Kelce, a good finish for the Kansas Metropolis Chiefs, who gained the Tremendous Bowl on Sunday — have been the topic of right-wing conspiracy theories for months, since Ms. Swift urged her followers to register to vote and tens of hundreds obliged, and since Mr. Kelce appeared in a Pfizer advert marketing campaign urging folks to get Covid and flu vaccines.
The theories mushroomed final month as commentators speculated not solely that Ms. Swift would endorse Mr. Biden (fully believable on condition that she did so in 2020, although in no way sure) however that shadowy liberal forces had been manufacturing her and Mr. Kelce’s fame and romance in an effort to prop up Democrats and vaccines.
Ms. Swift was a family identify lengthy earlier than Mr. Biden turned president, and earlier than Mr. Trump ran in 2016.