Taylor Swift sent a sharp message to President Donald Trump for a tweet he posted about protestors in Minnesota.
"After stoking the fires of white supremacy and racism your entire presidency, you have the nerve to feign moral superiority before threatening violence? ‘When the looting starts the shooting starts’??? We will vote you out in November. @realdonaldtrump," Taylor Swift wrote.
Trump's tweet said: "These THUGS are dishonoring the memory of George Floyd, and I won’t let that happen. Just spoke to Governor Tim Walz and told him that the Military is with him all the way. Any difficulty and we will assume control but, when the looting starts, the shooting starts. Thank you!"
Twitter flagged Trump’s tweet about the Minneapolis protests for violating Twitter’s rules about glorifying violence, but decided to have the tweet remain accessible in public interest.
The order directs agencies including to the Federal Communications Commission and the Federal Trade Commission to look at whether they can place new rules on social media sites like Twitter and Facebook.
This isn’t the first time Swift has made public statements about current events. Back in October, 2018 she broke her political silence with an Instagram post.
"In the past I’ve been reluctant to publicly voice my political opinions, but due to several events in my life and in the world in the past two years, I feel very differently about that now,” Swift wrote.
"I believe in the fight for LGBTQ rights, and that any form of discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender is WRONG," she added. "I believe that the systemic racism we still see in this country towards people of color is terrifying, sickening and prevalent."