Taylor Swift endorses Joe Biden, Kamala Harris

Published October 8, 2020, 10:55 AM

by Noreen Jazul

Pop superstar Taylor Swift has endorsed United States presidential candidate Joe Biden and running mate Kamala Harris in the upcoming 2020  elections.

(Taylor Swift / MANILA BULLETIN)

In an interview with V Magazine, the singer-songwriter said she will “proudly vote” for Biden and Harris in this year’s presidential election.

“Under their leadership, I believe America has a chance to start the healing process it so desperately needs,” she told the Magazine.

Swift said what the US needs the most are leaders who will recognize that “people of color deserve to feel safe and represented, that women deserve the right to choose what happens to their bodies, and that the LGBTQIA+ community deserves to be acknowledged and included.”

“Everyone deserves a government that takes global health risks seriously and puts the lives of its people first,” the singer-songwriter continued.

“The only way we can begin to make things better is to choose leaders who are willing to face these issues and find ways to work through them,” she added.

Swift’s interview came out ahead of the vice presidential debates on the evening of October 7 which the singer said she will be watching.

“Gonna be watching and supporting @KamalaHarris by yelling at the tv a lot. And I also have custom cookies,” Swift tweeted.

Earlier, Swift also tweeted to “vote out” US President Donald Trump in the November 2020 elections after the latter called George Floyd protestors “thugs,” and sent military men to control the protestors.

“Any difficulty and we will assume control but, when the looting starts, the shooting starts. Thank you!” Trump tweeted.

To which Swift replied with: “After stoking the fires of white supremacy and racism your entire presidency, you have the nerve to feign moral superiority before threatening violence?”

Swift, who broke her years-long silence on politics two years ago, has proven her great political impact several times.

In 2018, Swift reportedly caused a spike in voter registration after urging her followers to register to vote for the midterm elections in an Instagram post.

The following year, the “Cardigan” singer wrote a letter to US Senator Lamar Alexander to support the passage of the Equality Act in the Senate. She likewise urged her followers to write letters to their respective senators on the matter.