"I'm Pro-choice": Taylor Swift Will "Do Everything I Can" To End Donald Trump's Autocracy
New York, NY (Top40 Charts) Taylor Swift may be a "Lover," but she says she's going to be a fighter in the upcoming elections.
In an interview with The Guardian on Saturday, the singer got candid about her thoughts on all things politics, including her stance on abortions and the 2020 presidential race.
"I mean, obviously, I'm pro-choice, and I just can't believe this is happening," she told the British newspaper. "I can't believe we're here. It's really shocking and awful. And I just wanna do everything I can for 2020. I wanna figure out exactly how I can help, what are the most effective ways to help. 'Cause this is just… This is not it."
And although she doesn't use his name, Swift also appears to talk about President Donald Trump directly.
"The thing I can't get over right now is gaslighting the American public into being like, 'If you hate the president, you hate America.' We're a democracy - at least, we're supposed to be - where you're allowed to disagree, dissent, debate," she said. "I really think that he thinks this is an autocracy."
In 2018, Swift broke her political silence to voice her support for Phil Bredesen, Tennessee's Democratic candidate for Senate, and denounced his Republican opponent, Marsha Blackburn. Blackburn would go on to defeat Bredesen.
Earlier this month, Swift granted Vogue a rare interview where the 29-year-old talked about her decision to speak out on LGBTQ rights, sexism in entertainment and her $113,000 donation to the Tennessee Equality Project.
"They don't call it 'Slate of Hate' for nothing," Swift said, referencing several bills in the 2019 state legislature that received backlash from community leaders.