Taylor Swift calls out Trump for threatening violence against protesters
NEW YORK: Singer Taylor Swift has called out President Donald Trump after he threatened a harsh crackdown on protesters in Minneapolis against the death of an unarmed black man.
After the president sent a tweet that Twitter itself flagged as inciting violence, the singer issued a response and called out his comments.
“After stoking the fires of white supremacy and racism your entire presidency, you have the nerve to feign moral superiority before threatening violence?” she tweeted..
Swift added a direct quote of the president’s inflammatory tweet that threatened violence towards protestors who have been calling for the arrest of the officer who kneeled on an unarmed, handcuffed black man named George Floyd’s neck until he was unresponsive and later died.
The Grammy winner ended her message by promising, “We will vote you out in November,” mentioning Trump in the tweet.
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’??? We will vote you out in November. @realdonaldtrump
— Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13) May 29, 2020