Taylor Swift Condemns Trump’s ‘Shooting’ Looters Tweet: He’s Stoking ‘Fires Of White Supremacy, Racism’

Taylor Swift issued a scathing statement slamming President Trump for threatening “shooting” in response to protesting and looting in Minneapolis over the police killing of George Floyd, accusing him of “stoking the fires of white supremacy and racism” throughout his time in office.

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

“‘When the looting starts the shooting starts’??? We will vote you out in November,” she added, tagging the president.

Swift’s condemnation came after Trump lashed out at demonstrators in Minneapolis amid the protests over the police killing of George Floyd, warning that he would send National Guard troops to the city and that “when the looting starts, the shooting starts.”

“I can’t stand back & watch this happen to a great American City, Minneapolis. A total lack of leadership. Either the very weak Radical Left Mayor, Jacob Frey, get his act together and bring the City under control, or I will send in the National Guard & get the job done right,” Trump tweeted in the early hours of Friday morning.

Twitter slapped a warning label on the tweet from Trump and the official White House account, saying the rhetoric violates the platform’s rules against “glorifying violence.”