Donald Trump Claims ‘There’s No Way’ Taylor Swift Endorses Joe Biden

The GOP presidential candidate adds that he likes Travis Kelce, “even though he may be a Liberal, and probably can’t stand me!”

A split image of Travis Kelce with Taylor Swift on the left, and Donald Trump on the right.
Travis Kelce, Taylor Swift and Donald Trump (Photos: Getty Images)

Donald Trump turned to his conservative social media platform Truth Social on Sunday morning to pour his heart out. In a short post, the perhaps secret Swiftie appealed to the singer for her vote — kind of. Trump wrote that there is “no way she could endorse Crooked Joe Biden.” A vote for Trump it is, then! There’s just no other way. Well, at least in the former president’s perspective.

Trump’s post read in full, “I signed and was responsible for the for the Music Modernization Act for Taylor Swift and all other Musical Artists. Joe Biden didn’t do anything for Taylor, and never will. There’s no way she could endorse Crooked Joe Biden, the worst and most corrupt President in the History of our Country, and be disloyal to the man who made her so much money.”

“Besides that,” Trump continued, “I like her boyfriend, Travis, even though he may be a Liberal and probably can’t stand me!”

Phew! At least NFL superstar Travis Kelce, the millionaire who’s playing in the Super Bowl and dating Taylor Swift, is OK.

Trump signed the Music Modernization Act into law in October 2018. The act looked to modernize copyright law and make statutory licensing more fair to artists.

While Swift has been quiet about the 2024 election so far, in October 2020 she endorsed Biden in an interview with V Magazine. Swift said at the time, “I will proudly vote for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris in this year’s presidential election. Under their leadership, I believe America has a chance to start the healing process it so desperately needs.”

In January, multiple reports stated that the Biden campaign is seeking an endorsement from Swift this year. According to Euro News, Biden isn’t the only one — on Jan. 10, Margaritis Schinas, a vice-president in the European Union, called on Swift to inspire young Europeans to head to the polls.

While speaking about the 2022 European Year of Youth, Schinas said in part, “No one can mobilize youth better than young people, that’s how it works. Just to give you an example: Taylor Swift, last September — she made a social media call to young Americans to register to vote. The day after her post, 35,000 young Americans had registered to vote.”

On Friday, marketing research firm Savanta released a poll that found 15% of people polled said they would be more likely to vote in the 2024 presidential election if Swift and Kelce encouraged them to do so.

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2 responses to “Donald Trump Claims ‘There’s No Way’ Taylor Swift Endorses Joe Biden”

  1. Kevin L Avatar
    Kevin L

    We (writers, singers, and performers) worked for years to get that bill (Music Modernization Act championed by Orrin G. Hatch and Bob Goodlatte) into Congress. It finally looked possible in 2016 — was passed unanimously by a non-partisan vote in October 2018.

    He had (has) no clue what it was even about… except that it was an opportunity to lie about his involvement and invite what few known musicians would agree to be present when he did his obligatory signing, as Presidents do with all new legislation.

    Swift recently went public to explain: “Trump did nothing on our legislation except sign it, and doesn’t even know what the Music Modernization Act does. Someone should ask him what the bill actually accomplished.”

    FYI: The basic premise is that the MMA was created to update the rights of songwriters and creators in the digital age. In addition, as decreed by this legislation, the Mechanical Licensing Collective (MLC) will collect and distribute royalty payments to copyright owners of musical works matched to sound recordings in its database.

    In 2023, or soon thereafter, any unclaimed royalties can start being paid to copyright owners and songwriters according to each work’s market share. But to get paid, copyright owners will need to register their songs with the MLC.

  2. Joan Avatar
    Joan

    I cannot believe that Trump said that if it wasn’t for him, there would not be a Music Modernization Act. Talk about being off his rocker. The sad thing is that his followers will believe this and might even want to cause harm to Taylor Swift. Some of you might have liked what he did back 2016, but open your eyes and see what a danger he is to the country.

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