Taylor Swift condemns Trump for 'threatening violence' after George Floyd protests
On Friday, after the commander in chief sent a tweet that Twitter itself flagged as inciting violence, the "Lover" singer issued an impassioned response that began with the question, "After stoking the fires of white supremacy and racism your entire presidency, you have the nerve to feign moral superiority before threatening violence?"
Next, Swift added a direct quote of the president's inflammatory tweet that threatened violence towards protestors in Minnesota, who have been calling for the arrest of the officer who kneeled on an unarmed, handcuffed black man named George Floyd's neck until he was unresponsive, and later died.
The Grammy winner ended her message by promising, "We will vote you out in November," mentioning Trump in the tweet so he would receive a notification.
Since the 2018 midterm elections, Swift has been making a pointed effort to speak out on political issues, advocating for the Equality Act and criticizing Republican Tennessee senator Marsha Blackburn.
In the aftermath of 2016 election, the singer-songwriter was called out for not endorsing a presidential candidate — and not publicly denouncing the white supremacist support she was receiving. Swift came clean about her hesitation to speak out in her 2020 Netflix documentary Miss Americana, noting that she followed her team's advice and kept quiet due to the public backlash she received following her feud with Kim Kardashian West and so she wouldn't risk losing fans.
President Trump has yet to respond to Swift's tweet.