Taylor Swift Blames Trump For Fostering ‘White Supremacy And Racism’ In The Country

WHAT’S BEING CLAIMED:

  • Taylor Swift called out President Donald Trump on social media, blaming his presidency for what has been “stoking the flames of white supremacy and racism” in the country.
  • The singer responded after the president threatened a violent intervention.
  • Trump’s tweet is deemed a violation of Twitter Rules about glorifying violence, making this tweet his second violation this week.

Taylor Swift called out President Donald Trump on social media. This is after the president threatened a violent intervention to those protesting the death of George Floyd. The singer said that throughout his presidency, he stoked “the flames of white supremacy and racism” in the country and then insisted that the president will be voted out in the upcoming November election.

Minneapolis has seen days of demonstrations where protesters on the streets turned out in force, demanding an end to police brutality. This transpired after the death of George Floyd, a black man who died after one police officer knelt on his neck. On Thursday, a local police station was set on fire and mass looting spread across the city.

The president responded, threatening violent intervention should the local government be unable to control the protests.

“Either the very weak Radical Left Mayor, Jacob Frey, get his act together and bring the City under control, or I will send in the National Guard & get the job done right,” Trump wrote. “These THUGS are dishonoring the memory of George Floyd, and I won’t let that happen. Just spoke to Governor Tim Walz and told him that the Military is with him all the way.”

“Any difficulty and we will assume control but, when the looting starts, the shooting starts,” Trump said.

The tweet is now not openly available for violating Twitter Rules about glorifying violence. Twitter issued a content warning over the tweet, but has determined that the tweet should remain accessible for public interest. This is the second time this week that tweets from the president had been labeled as such by the platform.

The situation prompted the singer to initiate the discourse on politics after she maintained an apolitical front throughout her career. Last year, she said in an interview that the president and his administration are “gaslighting the American public into being like, ’If you hate the president, you hate America.’” The singer promised that because of this, she will do everything that she can for 2020.

Taylor Swift clarified that her silence over the last two years is a product of her trying to protect her mental health. [I] just trying to protect my mental health ― not read the news very much, go cast my vote, tell people to vote,” she said.

The singer explained her situation. “I just knew what I could handle and I knew what I couldn’t. I was literally about to break,” she said. The singer admitted that there are feelings of remorse over her failure to endorse Hillary Clinton in her presidential bid back in 2016.

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