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Is Taylor Swift’s Liberalism Just An Act?

In the new book “Apprentice in Wonderland: How Donald Trump and Mark Burnett Took America Through the Looking Glass,” penned by Variety co-Editor-in-Chief Ramin Setoodeh, former President Donald Trump delves into the political inclinations of pop superstar Taylor Swift. The book reveals Trump’s musings over whether Swift’s liberal stance is authentic or merely a public persona. This discussion emerges in an excerpt recently published by Variety, where Trump, while complimenting Swift’s beauty, questions her political beliefs.

Trump articulates his surprise over Swift’s political openness, pondering, “She’s legitimately liberal? It’s not an act? It surprises me that a country star can be successful being liberal,” acknowledging her successful crossover from country to pop. Although he concedes that Swift is likely not a fan of his, he admits to not being familiar with her music, stating, “Don’t know it well,” but recognizes her talent and describes her as “unusually beautiful.”

Swift, who once maintained a nearly complete silence on political matters throughout her early career, made a significant shift in 2018. She broke this silence by endorsing two Democratic candidates in Tennessee’s House and Senate races. Since then, Swift has been openly critical of Trump, particularly in 2019 when she accused him of “gaslighting the American public.” Her political engagement continued into the 2020 election cycle, where she endorsed Joe Biden and then-Sen. Kamala Harris, expressing her support just weeks before the election. In her endorsement, Swift stated, “Under their leadership, I believe America has a chance to start the healing process it so desperately needs.”

The intersection of Swift’s entertainment influence and her political activism has garnered significant attention. Earlier this year, The New York Times reported that President Biden’s campaign was actively seeking an endorsement from Swift for the 2024 presidential race, indicating the continued relevance of her support in American political spheres.

Trump’s reflection on Swift captures a mixture of personal admiration and political skepticism, illustrating the complex dynamics between prominent public figures navigating the realms of entertainment and politics. This narrative not only sheds light on Swift’s evolving public persona but also underscores the broader implications of celebrity involvement in political discourse.