Speculations have been making rounds about a team up by President Joe Biden and singer Taylor Swift for the 2024 election. But the White House is laughing it off without confirming or denying it.
During an interview on “CNN News Central,” White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre was asked about a New York Times article which said the president’s campaign is trying to onboard Swift and that the president might be sent “to a stop on Swift’s Eras tour.”
“So what would Swift’s support give the president. Any plans? Any plans to go on tour,” anchor John Berman asked.
Before saying anything, Jean-Pierre laughed at the idea. She then stated that she is bound by law to not say anything about the coming election.
“So let me first say I got to be really mindful. I’m a federal employee. As you know, there’s something called the Hatch Act, so certainly cannot speak to anything that is related to 2024 an upcoming election,” she said.
“So going to be super, super mindful obviously. There are a lot of I know, in my shop in the press office shop, there are a lot of Swifties. If you were, if you will, fans of Taylor Swift. And so I’m just going to leave it there,” she added.
Still laughing, Jean-Pierre emphasized that she would not reveal the president’s schedule at all, as it has to do with the 2024 election.
The Times suggested in its article that Biden’s campaign is putting together “wish lists of potential surrogates,” social media influencers and Swift’s endorsement, which was referred to as “the endorsement of their wildest dreams.”
A similar speculation also came from former GOP presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy, who suggested in a post to X that a presidential endorsement for Biden from Swift and her boyfriend, Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce, might be in the works considering her recent rise in popularity.
“I wonder who’s going to win the Super Bowl next month. And I wonder if there’s a major presidential endorsement coming from an artificially culturally propped-up couple this fall. Just some wild speculation over here; let’s see how it ages over the next eight months,” he wrote.
I wonder who’s going to win the Super Bowl next month. And I wonder if there’s a major presidential endorsement coming from an artificially culturally propped-up couple this fall. Just some wild speculation over here, let’s see how it ages over the next 8 months.
— Vivek Ramaswamy (@VivekGRamaswamy) January 29, 2024