It appears that Taylor Swift has joined the ranks of Hollywood elite such as Alyssa Milano and Kathy Griffin in their favorite pastime of harrasing President Trump.
The "Blank Space" singer appeared to insert herself into the George Floyd story by bashing President Trump on Twitter.
Taylor Swift tweeted:
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’??? We will vote you out in November.
Though Swift did not mention any specifics as to how Trump has stoked "the fires of white supremacy," her tweet received 1.8 million likes and nearly half a million re-tweets.
Though Trump has called for peace and for protesters to respect the memory of George Floyd, liberals have appeared to suggest that Trump has called for violence with his "When the loting starts, the shooting starts" statement on Twitter.
However, the context suggests that President Trump was never condoning violence.
Rather, he was simply warning that those breaking the law could be endangering themselves as law enforcement attempts to take hold of the situation!
It appears that heightened emotions are driving the liberal mob.
Taylor Swift's tweet accusing Trump of stoking the fires of white supremacy became her most liked tweet ever.
Taylor Swift slammed President Donald Trump on Friday (May 29) for tweeting that protesters in Minnesota should be shot. The tweet has become Swift's most-liked tweet ever, hitting more than one million likes in less than five hours.
"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’??? We will vote you out in November. @realdonaldtrump," she wrote.
Liberal allies in the media claim that Taylor's tweet could help "take down" the president.
According to Seth Cohen, a contributor at Forbes:
During a week in which President Trump’s war with Twitter was at the center of the national conversation, it might actually be a Tweet by a pop star that changes the outcome of the 2020 presidential campaign.
On Friday morning, Taylor Swift, one of the world’s biggest musical superstars, shared a 38-word Tweet admonishing President Trump for his provocative comments about the riots in Minneapolis. In doing so, she put the President on notice.
Swift’s social media post comes in response to the President’s Thursday Tweet addressing the ongoing riots in the wake of the killing of George Floyd by four Minneapolis police officers. Trump’s comment that “when the looting starts, the shooting starts” was a call back to racially charged words used by Miami Police Chief Walter Headley in 1967, and echoed the commonly used phrase by presidential candidate George Wallace during the highly volatile 1968 presidential campaign.
While Swift was by no means the only celebrity to express outrage at the President’s provocative comments, she might be the one with the most active group of followers. Swift has 86.2 million followers on Twitter, and a fanbase of “Swifties” that has a reputation for rallying behind the singer-songwriter and her calls to action. Already her Friday morning post is her most liked Tweet ever and has been shared over 390,000 times by Saturday morning.
But it might be what her followers do in November that will make the biggest difference.
In 2016, Swift famously stayed silent on the presidential election between President Trump and Hillary Clinton, and many people felt like her lack of an endorsement was a missed opportunity to motivate her fans to get out to vote for the Democratic candidate. In an interview in Vogue this past August, Swift addressed the decision to not make an endorsement. “Unfortunately, in the 2016 election, you had a political opponent [Trump] who was weaponizing the idea of the celebrity endorsement," Swift told Vogue. "He was going around saying, ‘I’m a man of the people. I’m for you. I care about you.’ I just knew I wasn’t going to help."
To suggest that Americans vote for President based on celebrity endorsements insults the intelligence of Americans.
Debates, speeches, and mega rallies all give the American people equal access to the candidates.
People are able to make their own choice as to who they will vote for in November.
They don't need a millionnaire, out-of-touch Hollywood celebrity such as Swift to tell them who they can and can't vote for.
This is notable because Taylor Swift was largely absent during the 2016 presidential election.
Hillary Clinton could have been the first female president, but Swift was silent on political matters.
Will her sudden tweet that appears to showcase activism have an impact in November?
CNN confirms that her Trump-bashing tweet was her most liked post ever:
Taylor Swift lashed out at President Donald Trump on Friday for his late-night tweet threatening violence against protesters in Minnesota, tweeting that the President has been "stoking the fires of white supremacy and racism (his) entire presidency."
"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'???" the pop icon tweeted.
She tagged Trump in her tweet, adding: "We will vote you out in November."
Within hours, Swift's tweet had received more than a million likes, making it the singer's most-liked post on Twitter.
Trump's tweet came as protests erupted in Minneapolis in the aftermath of the death of George Floyd, a black man who was heard on video saying he couldn't breathe as a white police officer pinned him down with his knee.
However, as the George Floyd riots spread, the likelihood of innocent civilians being hurt or accidentally killed increases.
The public sentiment towards these riots can change overnight.
While left-wing liberals appear to be flying high from the violence and theft happening from these rights, history won't judge them kindly once the dust settles.