Taylor Swift condemns Trump saying ‘we need to elect people who will fight against police brutality’

'Racial injustice has been ingrained deeply into local and state governments, and changes MUST be made there'

Annie Lord
Wednesday 10 June 2020 09:55
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Taylor Swift accused Donald Trump’s government of "racial injustice" before voicing support for a voting system he has frequently criticised.

The 30-year-old “Bad Blood” singer previously kept quiet about her political views but has recently become more vocal about them during the Trump administration.

After sharing a number of tweets in support of the Black Lives Matter movement, Swift wrote: “Racial injustice has been ingrained deeply into local and state governments, and changes MUST be made there.

”In order for policies to change, we need to elect people who will fight against police brutality and racism of any kind."

Swift shared an article written by Barack Obama titled ”How to Make this Moment the Turning Point for Real Change“ before confirming her support for mail-in voting ahead of November's presidential elections.

She continued: ”No one should have to choose between their health and having their voice heard.“

Supporters of mail-in voting say it will help to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. But critics — including Trump — say the system is open to abuse. In May, the president accused the state of California of sending ballots to ”people who aren't citizens, illegals“ and ”anybody who is walking or breathing“.

Republicans are suing Democratic governor Gavin Newsom in an attempt to block his plan to send mail votes to those registered.

Last month, Swift spoke out against Donald Trump after he threatened to unleash violence against Black Lives Matter protesters in Minneapolis.

“After stoking the fires of white supremacy and racism your entire presidency, you have the nerve to feign moral superiority before threatening violence?” the singer tweeted.

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“We will vote you out in November,” Swift added in reference to the upcoming US presidential election.

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