Former President Donald Trump remarked on Sunday that President Joe Biden is undeserving of pop star Taylor Swift’s endorsement.
In response to a report suggesting that Biden’s campaign advisers are hoping for Swift’s endorsement, Trump emphasized his support for Swift through the Music Modernization Act.
“I signed and was responsible for the Music Modernization Act for Taylor Swift and all other Musical Artists. Joe Biden didn’t do anything for Taylor, and never will,” Trump stated on Truth Social.
Acknowledging his signing of the Music Modernization Act in October 2018, Trump continued, “There’s no way she could endorse Crooked Joe Biden, the worst and most corrupt President in the History of our Country, and be disloyal to the man who made her so much money.”
Adding a personal touch, Trump mentioned, “Besides that, I like her boyfriend, Travis, even though he may be a Liberal, and probably can’t stand me!” This referred to Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce, who is in a relationship with Swift and is also partnered with Pfizer to promote COVID-19 vaccinations.
Regarding Swift’s potential impact on the 2024 election, Trump adviser Jason Miller expressed skepticism, saying, “Joe Biden might be counting on Taylor Swift to save him, but voters are looking at these sky-high inflation rates and saying, ‘We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together.’”
Trump pollster John McLaughlin argued that celebrity endorsements may not significantly influence public opinion, stating, “Celeb endorsements of Biden are like donating to Nikki Haley. They are a means of virtue signaling. It’s like wearing a medical mask in public after Covid.”
Political science professor John Mark Hansen concurred, noting that endorsements often have minimal impact. He said, “The evidence indicates that endorsements have no discernible effect. The only story you could tell about Taylor Swift is that it might sway a few younger voters who don’t have established partisan leanings yet, but I wouldn’t want to bet much on that proposition.”
Jonathan Shalit, chairman of InterTalent Rights Group, cautioned against endorsements in the current polarized climate. “My advice to any singer or entertainer would be to keep away from politics,” he said, emphasizing the complexity of such endorsements amid global challenges like conflicts in Ukraine and the Middle East.