Taylor Swift is taking a stand against President Donald Trump on Twitter. On Friday, the pop star responded to a recent tweet from Trump which was hidden by Twitter for violating rules about glorifying violence.
Taylor took issue with Trump’s response to protests over the death of black man George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis Police. She had some harsh words for the president, and her fans have her back.
Taylor Swift Tweets At Donald Trump
Overnight, Trump posted a tweet calling protesters “THUGS” who are “dishonoring the memory of George Floyd.” He said he spoke to Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz, telling him “the Military is with him all the way.” He ended the tweet by saying that “when the looting starts, the shooting starts.”
Twitter chose to hide his tweet (and a version tweeted by the White House) for breaking Twitter rules about “glorifying violence.” However, the tweet remains readable if you click on the warning message, as Twitter determined it “in the public’s best interest” to access it.
On Friday morning, singer Taylor Swift broke her silence on the issue and tweeted her anger at Trump, saying he’s been “stoking the fires of white supremacy and racism” during his presidency. She quoted his message about shooting looters and wrote, “We will vote you out in November.”
Taylor tagged Trump’s Twitter account at the end of her tweet. As of this writing, the tweet has almost 200,000 retweets and more than 700,000 likes. Her fans supported her message, with one writing to Trump, “Look what you made her do.” Actress Alyssa Milano thanked her for “using your voice for good.”
When Did Taylor Start Getting Political?
Although Taylor Swift has remained quiet about politics for much of her music career, she’s become more outspoken in recent years. In 2018, she chose to openly support Tennesee Democrat Phil Bredesen in his run for the Senate, speaking out against his opponent Marsha Blackburn.
Last year, she told The Guardian she’s “pro-choice,” and said she wants to “do everything I can for 2020. I wanna figure out exactly how I can help, what are the most effective ways to help.” And she’s serious about voting Trump out in November.
“The thing I can’t get over right now is gaslighting the American public into being like, ‘If you hate the president, you hate America,’” Taylor said. “We’re a democracy – at least, we’re supposed to be – where you’re allowed to disagree, dissent, debate.”