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Trump Doubts Taylor Swift’s Liberal Beliefs: ‘Is It Just an Act?’

By Jake Beardslee · June 10, 2024

Former President Donald Trump has expressed doubt about Taylor Swift's liberal political stance, wondering aloud if it's genuine or merely an act, according to the forthcoming book "Apprentice in Wonderland: How Donald Trump and Mark Burnett Took America Through the Looking Glass" by Ramin Setoodeh.  Rob Schumacher/The Republic / USA TODAY NETWORK

In an excerpt from the book released by Variety, Trump is quoted as saying, "I think she's beautiful — very beautiful!" when asked about the pop superstar. However, he then questioned her political affiliation, stating, "I think she's liberal. She probably doesn't like Trump."  Rob Schumacher/The Republic / USA TODAY NETWORK

Trump continued, "But she is liberal, or is that just an act? She's legitimately liberal? It's not an act? It surprises me that a country star can be successful being liberal."  Rob Schumacher/The Republic / USA TODAY NETWORK

Despite Swift's chart-topping success, with her latest album "The Tortured Poets Department" becoming her 14th to top the Billboard 200, Trump admitted, "Don't know it well," referring to her music.  Bryan West / The Tennessean / USA TODAY NETWORK

He did, however, reiterate his admiration for her appearance, saying, "I think she's very beautiful, actually — unusually beautiful!"  Rob Schumacher/The Republic / USA TODAY NETWORK

Swift, who transitioned from country to pop music, has been vocal about her liberal political views in recent years.  iHeartRadioCA / Wikimedia

In 2018, she broke her long-standing silence on politics to endorse two Democratic candidates in Tennessee. She has also been critical of Trump, accusing him in 2019 of "gaslighting the American public."  Paolo V / Wikimedia

During the 2020 presidential election, Swift endorsed Joe Biden and Kamala Harris, stating, "Under their leadership, I believe America has a chance to start the healing process is so desperately needs."  Paolo V / Wikimedia

According to reports from The New York Times earlier in 2024, President Biden's re-election campaign was making active efforts to secure an endorsement from Taylor Swift for his 2024 presidential bid.  Vixy13 / Wikimedia