WASHINGTON | American singer Taylor Swift on Wednesday announced her support for Democratic White House candidate Joe Biden and running mate Kamala Harris, saying they would allow America “to begin” to heal after Donald Trump was in office.
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The musician with tens of millions of subscribers on social networks had already hinted that she wanted to commit to the Democratic candidate for the presidential election of November 3. But she had not yet made a formal announcement.
This is the first time that she publicly supports a candidate for the US presidential election.
“I will be proud to vote for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris,” she told the magazine. V, who has published an excerpt from their upcoming winter 2020 issue online.
“Under their leadership, I am convinced that America has a chance to begin the healing process that it so badly needs,” the singer continued.
“The change we need most is to elect a president who recognizes that people of color deserve to feel safe and represented, that women deserve the right to decide what happens to their bodies,” and that the “LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) community” deserves to be recognized and included. Everyone deserves a government that takes global health risks seriously and puts the lives of its people first, ”she said.
The 30-year-old singer later tweeted the photo from the magazine’s front page, showing her face marked with the verb “Vote,” as well as a photo of herself holding a plate of cookies decorated with the names “Biden, Harris, 2020” .
She recalled that Senator Kamala Harris was debating the same evening against Donald Trump’s vice-president, Mike Pence. “I’m going to watch and support Kamala Harris shouting a lot on TV. And I also have cookies, ”she wrote.
Taylor Swift has long refused to talk about politics and has become a popular artist for conservatives.
The singer at the 10 Grammy Awards finally took a stand in October 2018 to support two Democratic candidates from the conservative state in which she has long lived, Tennessee.
In May, she called for a vote against Donald Trump, outraged by his remarks on the riots after the death of George Floyd.
It was then strongly criticized, in particular by the Republican president.