Taylor Swift told the UK’s The Guardian that she feels Trump and his administration are
“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.”
FYI, America’s sweetheart has as much or MORE social media influence thant the POTUS. She has 84.4 million followers to Trump’s 63.5 million.
Swift’s willingness to speak out against the current administration is a change from 2016, when she did not officially endorse either Trump or Hillary Clinton for president.
It’s a decision she told the paper she made at the time because she was going through a period of personal turbulence.
“I was just trying to protect my mental health ― not read the news very much, go cast my vote, tell people to vote. I just knew what I could handle and I knew what I couldn’t. I was literally about to break.”
Previously, Swift said she worried that endorsing Clinton might work against the candidate, but now she feels “really remorseful” for not officially not doing so.
Swift has pledged to
“do everything I can for 2020.”
(Photos, screen grab, Avalon; via HuffPo)