Donald Trump Reportedly Tells GOP Lawmakers He Can’t Understand Why Taylor Swift Would Endorse Joe Biden

Donald Trump’s closed-door meeting with Republican lawmakers on Capitol Hill today reportedly veered off into all sorts of topics, including that of Taylor Swift.

The superstar singer has not endorsed in the 2024 presidential race, but she did endorse Joe Biden last cycle.

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According to CNN, at the meeting at the Capitol Hill Club, Trump told lawmakers, “Why would she endorse this dope. He doesn’t even know how to get off the stage.” Other media outlets also confirmed that Trump made comments about Swift.

Swift’s fame has only increased since 2020, and the prospect that she would endorse this year has been the source of ongoing interest on the right. Before the Super Bowl, conspiracy theories spread that the game would be fixed to favor the Kansas City Chiefs and so that Swift and her boyfriend, the team’s Travis Kelce, could then use the attention to announce their backing of Biden. The Chiefs won, but such an endorsement never happened.

In an interview, the former president told Variety’s Ramin Setoodeh, that he found Swift “very beautiful! I find her very beautiful. I think she’s liberal. She probably doesn’t like Trump. I hear she’s very talented.” The comments were made for Setoodeh’s new book Apprentice in Wonderland, about the making of the reality TV show.

At the meeting with GOP lawmakers, Trump reportedly commented on abortion and other issues, but also made some other remarks that have quickly gone viral. According to Punchbowl News, Trump told the lawmakers, “Milwaukee, where we are having our convention, is a horrible city.” According to the site, Trump also called former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s daughter “a wacko” and claimed that she told him that “if things were different Nancy and I would be perfect together, there’s an age difference though.”

Christine Pelosi, one of the former House speaker’s daughters, wrote on X, “Speaking for all 4 Pelosi daughters — this is a LIE. His deceitful, deranged obsession with our mother is yet another reason Donald Trump is unwell, unhinged and unfit to step foot anywhere near her — or the White House.”

Trump’s visit to Capitol Hill is his first since leaving the White House in 2021. Biden’s campaign introduced an ad, Burn, tied to the visit and focusing on Trump’s role in instigating the attack on the Capitol on January 6.

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