Taylor Swift has strayed from her long-held policy of not talking about politics by President Trump as an & # 39; autocrat & # 39; and claims that Americans & # 39; gaslight & # 39; are in the belief that they are not patriotic if they do not support him and say that they are & # 39; clear & # 39; pro is choice.
The singer, who is promoting her latest album Lover, also said that she & # 39; everything & # 39; would do what she could for & # 39; 2020 & # 39; in reference to the impending presidential election.
She made the comments in an interview with The Guardian it was published on Friday, one day after the release of her album full of praise.
& # 39; We are a democracy – at least, that's how it should be – where you disagree, disagree, argue. I really think he thinks this is an autocracy. & # 39;
She went on to say about his election victory in 2016: & # 39; all the dirtiest tricks in the book were used and it worked, & # 39; adding that the atmosphere in America & # 39; puts the American public in the spotlight: & # 39; If you hate the president, you must hate America. & # 39; & # 39;
Swift was famously silent about the 2016 elections and was heavily criticized by other celebrities.
She has rarely commented on her political views in the past and last year, was fired on to endorse Democratic candidates in her home state of Tennessee. Some said she had signed the end of her career by sharing her beliefs after years of staying neutral, especially when many of her fans are conservative.
But in the interview published Friday, she said she was sorry she hadn't talked about her beliefs before and that she only kept quiet about her & # 39; mental health & # 39; to & # 39; protect & # 39 ;.
Taylor Swift took a swipe at Donald Trump in an interview published Friday, in which she said he considered the country an & # 39; autocracy & # 39; considered and made other rare, political comments
She said she was & # 39; useless & # 39; felt that she had not commented on the 2016 elections, but said she could not cope with the controversy of sharing it after a turbulent year in the headlines involving an annoying public spit with Kim Kardashian and Kanye West.
She also struggled with her mother's diagnosis of cancer, she said.
& # 39; I was just trying to protect my mental health – not reading much news, casting my vote, telling people to vote.
& # 39; I just knew what I could do and I knew what I couldn't do. I was literally about to break & # 39 ;, she said.
Now she says she really repents & # 39; because she says nothing & # 39; about her views.
Trump was not the only political issue she addressed and said she clearly & # 39; made the choice & # 39; was shocked by Tennessee's decision to introduce an almost complete ban on abortion.
& # 39; I just can't believe this is happening, & # 39; she said, promising to do everything I can for 2020 & # 39 ;.
The publication of the interview also comes a day after her father was forced to remove his Facebook page after being shot at because he said fans had described that they were right-wing memes.
Her new album deals with social and political issues such as homophobia and the # MeToo movement.
& # 39; American stories are burning for me, I feel helpless, the ladies are depressed / Boys will be boys, where are the wise men? Honey, I'm scared, & # 39; is one of the lyrics in one of the songs.
Swift & # 39; s bombastic return to the public this week to promote her new album comes after a scandal surrounding her dealing with Big Machine Label Group, the label that signed her when she was 15 and acquired the rights to her music.
When mega agent Scooter Braun bought Big Machine, he inherited the first six albums from Swift. Because she had a personal complaint and claimed that he had bullied her with clients Justin Bieber and Kanye West, she said she extrapolated & # 39; was due to the fact that he now owned her music.
She was criticized by Braun and other artists who said that she painted an unkind and inaccurate image of him.
They also said it was unfair for her to complain publicly about a deal she had signed and understood years earlier.
Now she says she will re-record albums one through six, so she has a version of them too.
The artist has signed a new record contract with Universal, which means that she already owns her own music.
. [TagsToTranslate] Dailymail