Taylor Swift Tweets at Trump: “We Will Vote You Out”

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After years of will she, won’t she, Taylor Swift is leaving no room for doubt: she will stand up for justice and equality. 

American singer-songwriter, Taylor Swift, took to Twitter to tweet at US President, Donald Trump, and this time it was a direct response to his words. The Republican President  tweeted about action that will be taken against protestors at the protests following George Floyd’s death. In his tweets, Trump wrote (of peaceful protestors): “These THUGS are dishonoring the memory of George Floyd, and I won’t let that happen. Any difficulty and we will assume control but, when the looting starts, the shooting starts. Thank you!” 

And while Twitterati explodes at the conservative President’s problematic statements, the world is witness to Trump being roasted yet again. However, this time, Taylor Swift makes an appearance amid it all, and her voice is being recognised. 

Taylor Swift tweeted directly at Trump with a powerful statement that has caught everyone’s attention. She writes: “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’???”. And if this retort wasn’t enough, she ends the Tweet with a bold message, writing: “We will vote you out in November”. 

Throughout her decade-spanning career, Taylor Swift has struggled with the idea of voicing her political opinions, initially giving in to industry standards of what it means to be a “good celebrity”. She has talked about the realisation of the power of her voice in her documentary “Miss Americana“, detailing the journey of the first time she spoke about politics, reminding everyone that local elections count and every vote matters. 


Back in 2018, Swift publicly went against the Republican candidate Marsha Blackburn – the candidate for her hometown, calling her “Trump in a wig”. Her public acknowledgement even led to a surge in voter registrations. 

By: Ahalya Narayanan