Taylor Swift has criticised Donald Trump ahead of the US Presidential Election.
The pop star made a rare public declaration of intent against the current President, and urged fans to ‘vote early’ as 3 November gets ever closer.
Swift’s main argument of attack against Trump includes his current ‘dismantling’ of the US Postal Service (USPS), which some have criticised as a blatant effort to make in harder for people to deliver mail-to ballots in the election.
The tweets in question are just another show of intent from the 1989 hitmaker, who famously took an apolitical stance for most of her early career.
Swift’s statement reads: ‘Trump’s calculated dismantling of USPS proves one thing clearly: He is WELL AWARE that we do not want him as our president. He’s chosen to blatantly cheat and put millions of Americans’ lives at risk in an effort to hold on to power.
‘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.
‘Request a ballot early. Vote early.’
At the time of writing, the first tweet has been retweeted by users over 48,000 times.
Trump has yet to comment on Swift’s comments.
The US President is looking to secure a second and final term in the White House this November, where he will be facing off against former Vice President Joe Biden, who served under Barack Obama.
Biden recently announced that US congresswoman Kamala Harris would be his running mate for the Vice President position, making her the first Black and South Asian woman to be up for the position.
If anything, the public discourse about the election is only going to heat up in the coming months, so look out for more celebrity statements from either side of the playing field.
Swift is, of course, back in the public consciousness in a big way following the release of her eighth studio album, Folklore.
Recorded completely in isolation and released as a surprised to fans, the indie-electronica album debuted at number one in the UK, and is currently her longest-reinging album in the top spot here.
Over in the US, both the LP and its lead single Cardigan debuted at the top of their respective charts, a first-ever achievement for an artist there.
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