““I signed and were responsible for the Music Modernization Act for Taylor Swift and all other music artists. Joe Biden has never done anything for Taylor, and he never will. It is impossible to support crook Joe Biden, the worst and most corrupt president in the history of our country, and not Loyal to the man who made her a lot of money.”“
This is former President Donald Trump, who hours before Super Bowl LVIII was focusing on superstar Taylor Swift.
Trump took to Truth Social, his favorite social media platform, on Sunday afternoon, writing: “It is impossible to support crook Joe Biden,” instead of “to be.”[ing] “Loyal” to Trump, who he said was “the man who made her a lot of money.”
For what it's worth, Swift made a significant amount of money before Trump entered the White House. In 2016, she was named one of Forbes' highest-paid celebrities. The outlet said she earned $170 million that year alone. It is now worth multiples of that number.
Read more (from December 2023): Taylor Swift is Time Magazine's Person of the Year. That's why it was also a big financial story in 2023.
Trump also mentioned the Music Modernization Act, a bipartisan effort in 2017 that passed both chambers unanimously.
For more information (from October 2018): Trump, surrounded by musicians, signs a music copyright bill into law
Swift has also been at the center of conspiracy theories from several conservative commentators, including former presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy. In short, the theory goes that various entities were colluding with the National Football League to ensure that the Kansas City Chiefs — the team that Swift's friend, Travis Kelce, plays for — would win, creating a platform for Swift to endorse President Joe Biden. For re-election. That theory was refuted by two Republicans on Sunday.
“Taylor Swift is one of the great American success stories,” former candidate Chris Christie said on “Meet the Press” on Sunday. “We should be celebrating it, and not have all these crazy conspiracy theories. But this is the thing that Donald Trump brought.”
Marco Rubio, a Republican senator from Florida, said he hopes “we can get rid of the conspiracy theories about Taylor Swift” in explaining why he supports the San Francisco 49ers win.