Taylor Swift Slams Trump For 'Stoking' Fires Of 'White Supremacy And Racism'
Written by Huffingtonpost on May 29, 2020
Taylor Swift known as out President Donald Trump on Twitter Friday, slamming him for “stoking the fires of white supremacy and racism” throughout his presidency and insisting that he can be voted out within the upcoming November election.
After stoking the fires of white supremacy and racism your complete presidency, you may have the nerve to feign ethical superiority earlier than threatening violence? ‘When the looting begins the taking pictures begins’??? We are going to vote you out in November. @realdonaldtrump
— Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13) Could 29, 2020
The singer tweeted her impassioned message at Trump in response to his missives on Thursday night time.
The town of Minneapolis has seen days of demonstrations after the dying of George Floyd, a Black man who died after a police officer knelt on his neck. Thursday night time’s actions noticed an area police station set aflame and mass looting throughout town.
In response, Trump tweeted that the protestors have been “thugs” and threatened violent intervention.
“Both the very weak Radical Left Mayor, Jacob Frey, get his act collectively and produce the Metropolis below management, or I’ll ship within the Nationwide Guard & get the job achieved proper,” Trump wrote. “These THUGS are dishonoring the reminiscence of George Floyd, and I gained’t let that occur. Simply spoke to Governor Tim Walz and instructed him that the Army is with him all the way in which.”
He additionally added: “Any problem and we are going to assume management however, when the looting begins, the taking pictures begins.”
The controversial message prompted Twitter to concern a content material warning over the tweet, warning customers that it violated the platform’s guidelines about glorifying violence however was nonetheless out there out of public curiosity. The warning marked the second time this week that one among Trump’s tweets had been labeled as such by the platform.
Although Swift had remained quiet on the political entrance for fairly a while all through her profession, the “Lover” singer instructed The Guardian final 12 months that she feels Trump and his administration are “gaslighting the American public into being like, ’In case you hate the president, you hate America.’” As such, she’s pledged to “do the whole lot I can for 2020.”
Of her silence previous to the final two years, Swift has stated that she was “simply making an attempt to guard my psychological well being ― not learn the information very a lot, go solid my vote, inform individuals to vote.”
“I simply knew what I might deal with and I knew what I couldn’t. I used to be actually about to interrupt,” she stated, including that she has since felt “actually remorseful” for not formally endorsing Hillary Clinton when she ran for president in 2016.