Taylor Swift Says She's 'Obsessed' with 'Helping' Democrats 'Beat Trump' in 2020
Leftist pop star reveals she's 'really focused' on progressive politics and beating Trump
Leftist pop star Taylor Swift has revealed that she has become "obsessed" with the idea of Democrats "beating Trump" in 2020 and is "really focused" on "helping" the Democratic candidate in the presidential election.
Speaking during an interview with Rolling Stone magazine, Swift admits that she has started to obsess over progressive politics since the people she voted for started losing elections.
"I keep trying to learn as much as I can about politics, and it’s become something I’m now obsessed with,” she explains.
"Before, I was living in this sort of political ambivalence because the person I voted for had always won.
"I think a lot of people are like me, where they just didn’t really know that this could happen. But I’m just focused on the 2020 election,” the singer said.
"I’m really focused on it. I’m really focused on how I can help and not hinder.
"Because I also don’t want it to backfire again, because I do feel that the celebrity involvement with Hillary’s campaign was used against her in a lot of ways.”
One of Swift’s proposals for helping defeat Trump in 2020 is that Democrats work as a team and rally behind their eventual candidate, something many on the left of the party refused to do after Hillary Clinton won the presidential nomination against Bernie Sanders in dubious circumstances.
“I do think, as a party, we need to be more of a team,” the Grammy Award winner argued.
“With Republicans, if you’re wearing that red hat, you’re one of them.
"And if we’re going to do anything to change what’s happening, we need to stick together.
“We need to stop dissecting why someone’s on our side or if they’re on our side in the right way or if they phrased it correctly.
"We need to not have the right kind of Democrat and the wrong kind of Democrat,” Swift added.
“We need to just be like, 'You’re a Democrat? Sick. Get in the car. We’re going to the mall.'"
Popstar #TaylorSwift has vowed to "do everything I can for #2020," pledging to use her "influence" against President Donald Trump and his "disgusting rhetoric."— Neon Nettle (@NeonNettle) August 24, 2019
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The 29-year-old singer made similar comments last month, revealing she was “very remorseful” over her refusal to endorse Hillary Clinton in the 2016 election over fears it would damage her own public image and only be a hindrance to Clinton’s campaign.
“Unfortunately in the 2016 election, you had a political opponent who was weaponizing the idea of the celebrity endorsement.
"He was going around saying, I’m a man of the people,” she said at the time.
"I’m for you. I care about you. I just knew I wasn’t going to help.
“Also, you know, the summer before that election, all people were saying was 'She’s calculated. She’s manipulative. She’s not what she seems. She’s a snake. She’s a liar.'
"These are the same exact insults people were hurling at Hillary.”
Trashing widespread fan theories that she was a Republican, the 29-year-old singer broke her political silence in the run-up to the 2018 midterm elections last year.
The "Shake it Off" singer decided to endorse Democratic candidate Phil Bredesen over Republican Marsha Blackburn in the Tennesee Senate election.
In a hackneyed Instagram message, Swift decried the existence of “systematic racism” against minorities.
She also went on to accuse Blackburn of being unwilling to “fight for dignity for ALL Americans, no matter their skin color, gender or who they love.”