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Taylor Swift And Donald Trump Have A Long History Of Brutally Shading Each Other

Highlights

  • Taylor Swift has criticized Donald Trump since the 2020 election.
  • Swift has been politically active, endorsing candidates and donating to causes like the Tennessee Equality Project.
  • Trump has been negative about Swift, criticizing her music and discussing her personal life.

Taylor Swift and Donald Trump don’t have much in common… besides the fact that they are both incredibly famous. Swift took the country music industry by storm when she started out and has continued to achieve greatness while moving into the pop world. Trump, of course, has gotten massive amounts of attention for being a reality TV host and the 45th United States President.

According to Rolling Stone, as the 2024 American Presidential election grows closer, some Republicans have said there will be a “holy war” if Taylor Swift backs Joe Biden. While it remains to be seen if Taylor Swift will endorse Biden, she has been vocal about Donald Trump, and Trump has also been critical of the singer.

Taylor Swift Has Criticized Donald Trump Since The 2020 Election

While Taylor Swift is often in the news thanks to the number of songs that she has written, she also speaks about politics when she has something to say that she is passionate about. Swift often calls out Donald Trump and explains what she thinks about his policies and comments.

For a long time, people wondered what Swift’s political affiliation was and what she really thought about the country she calls home. As the 2020 Presidential election grew closer, the singer began talking about the subject that she had previously been quiet about.

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In a 2019 interview with The Guardian, Swift talked about U.S. politics. While The Guardian noted that she refrained from saying “Trump,” she was definitely criticizing him. She said, “It was the fact that all the dirtiest tricks in the book were used and it worked.”

Taylor Swift’s Political Activism In Tennessee

  • $113,000 for the Tennessee Equality Project (2019, via The Guardian)
  • endorsed House of Representative candidate Jim Cooper (2019, via NPR)
  • endorsed Senate candidate Phil Bredesen (2019, via NPR)
  • gave $1 million to the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee (2023, via USA Today)
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She continued, “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.’ We’re a democracy – at least, we’re supposed to be – where you’re allowed to disagree, dissent, debate. I really think that he thinks this is an autocracy.”

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In May 2020, when Trump tweeted about calling in the National Guard to a George Floyd protest, Swift tweeted in response. According to CNN, she tweeted, “After stoking the fires of white supremacy and racism your entire presidency, you have the nerve to feign moral superiority before threatening violence?”

Swift added:

“We will vote you out in November.”

The singer continued to tweet about Donald Trump throughout 2020. According to Teen Vogue, on August 15th 2020, she tweeted about the decision that he made about the UPS:

“Trump’s calculated dismantling of USPS proves one thing clearly: He is WELL AWARE that we do not want him as our president.”

Taylor Swift’s fans appreciate that she is speaking her mind, and it sounds like she is glad that she is as well. However, the star didn’t always feel that her viewpoint was welcome.

Taylor Swift Nearly Passed Out On Stage During Her Demanding 1989 Tour
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In 2020, she spoke about her political beliefs in an interview with Variety and said, “Every time I didn’t speak up about politics as a young person, I was applauded for it. It was wild. I said, ‘I’m a 22-year-old girl — people don’t want to hear what I have to say about politics.’ And people would just be like, ‘Yeahhhhh!’”

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With the 2024 election looming, it’s clear that the singer will have more to say about Trump, who is running once again.

What Did Donald Trump Say About Taylor Swift?

While there are many examples of Donald Trump criticizing Taylor Swift in the past year or so, he has shared his negative opinion of her for several years now. It’s safe to say that neither is a big fan of the other.

According to CNN, in 2018, a reporter outside the White House asked Trump about Swift endorsing Phil Bredesen in Tennessee. He said “I’m sure Taylor Swift has nothing – or doesn’t know anything about her (Blackurn)” and continued:

“Let’s say that I like Taylor’s music about 25% less now, OK?”

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More recently, according to Rolling Stone, Donald Trump allegedly said that when compared to Taylor Swift, he’s “more popular.” He also allegedly said he should “obviously” have been the 2023 Time Magazine Person of the Year instead of the singer.

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What Music Does Donald Trump Like? (According to Business Insider)

  • The Rolling Stones
  • Twisted Sister
  • Elton John
  • Queen
  • Neil Young

While Donald Trump has been negative about Taylor Swift’s music, he has also discussed her personal life. Trump has talked about Taylor Swift’s boyfriendTravis Kelce. According to Today.com, he was interviewed in September 2023 by The Daily Caller and he said that he didn’t think that they would stay together.

Taylor Swift’s Relationship With Travis Kelce
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Trump said:

“I wish the best for both of them. I hope they enjoy their life, maybe together, maybe not — most likely not,”

Trump has talked about Swift so much that there was even a false post on social media when Trump supposedly said Swift shouldn’t talk about political topics. According to Reuters, the fake post said “This whole Taylor Swift thing has gotten so completely out of hand. Why anyone would listen to her when it comes to politics is beyond me.”

As Reuters reported, the post came from an X user who described their account as “Occasional Parody.” If people looked closely, they could also tell that it was clearly fake because the date of the post was January 2026.

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