On Saturday, Taylor Swift had more advice for those who shared her desire to defeat Donald Trump this November: “Request a ballot early. Vote early.”
In May of this year, the singer slammed Trump’s call to shoot looters during the protests after George Floyd was killed. Tweeting, “After stoking the fires of white supremacy and racism your entire presidency. You have the nerve to feign moral superiority before threatening violence? ‘When the looting starts the shooting starts’???” She added, “We will vote you out in November.”
Donald Trump Failed Handling Of The Covid-19 Crisis
Swift joined many others on social media in condemning Trump’s apparent efforts. Therefore, they undermine the Post Office’s ability to deliver ballots by mail for the 2020 election. The singer first took aim at Trump’s failed handling of the Covid-19 crisis that has necessitated the need for many to want to avoid the risk of voting in person at crowded polling stations. For instance, writing, “Donald Trump’s ineffective leadership gravely worsened the crisis. That we are in and he is now taking advantage of it to subvert and destroy our right to vote and vote safely.”
She’s 100% right! The very reason so many don’t feel safe to vote in person is because of Trump’s incompetent approach to the virus. In other words, If Trump had taken the Covid-19 crisis seriously back in February. More Americans might feel better about waiting on line at polling stations by November. Indeed, a Fox News poll released Friday found that 54% of Americans don’t believe the Trump-led federal government. They responded “to the outbreak seriously enough” compared to 29% who believe it did.
Donald Trump is not being subtle. He’s forcing people to choose between their health and voting. This is as un-American as it gets. By calling this out, Swift could play a role in defeating Trump.
This is not the first time Swift has called out Trump for his attacks on US democracy. In August 2019, she blasted Trump’s attempts to silence dissent, telling The Guardian, “I really think that he thinks this is an autocracy.”