President Joe Biden has a message for the right-wing conspiracy theorists who have been satisfied he was rigging the Tremendous Bowl in favor of Taylor Swift’s boyfriend: The plan went off and not using a hitch.
Shortly after the Tremendous Bowl ended on Sunday, Biden gleefully trolled those that accused him and the Democrats of working a “Taylor Swift election interference psyop.” In response to the idea, Biden orchestrated the victory of the Kansas Metropolis Chiefs, the place Swift’s boyfriend Travis Kelce performs as a good finish, in alternate for her endorsement.
“Identical to we drew it up,” the president mentioned in a publish on X, previously referred to as Twitter, on Sunday night time. The publish included a picture of a laser-eyed Biden recognized on-line as “Dark Brandon,” a meme that purports to symbolize the president’s extra sinister alter ego who takes no shit.
The publish constructed on a video posted by the Biden marketing campaign on TikTok, the place the president’s marketing campaign requested him level clean if he was “deviously plotting to rig the rationale so the Chiefs would make the Tremendous Bowl.”
“I’d get in bother if I advised you,” Biden mentioned.
Proper-wing influencers have been selling the “Biden rigging the Super Bowl” conspiracy theory on full blast in current weeks. On Jan. 29, former presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy advised Jack Posobiec, who promoted the Pizzagate conspiracy idea in 2016, that he puzzled “who’s going to win the Tremendous Bowl subsequent month.”
“And I’m wondering if there’s a significant presidential endorsement coming from an artificially culturally propped-up couple this fall. Just a few wild hypothesis over right here, let’s see the way it ages over the subsequent 8 months,” Ramaswamy mentioned in an X post.
Different right-wing influencers, resembling Rogan O’Handley, warned of impending doom if the Chiefs received the Tremendous Bowl.
“[Y]ou MUST defeat the Chiefs,” O’Handley said in a publish straight on the San Francisco 49s. “If you happen to don’t, Mr. Pfizer [a name some right-wingers use to refer to Kelce] and his girlfriend are going to tour the nation as ‘world champions’ serving to elect Joe Biden. WW3 will possible observe in a 2nd Biden time period and hundreds of thousands will die. The destiny of the free world rests upon your shoulders. No strain.”
Whereas conspiracy theories in regards to the Tremendous Bowl being rigged aren’t new, the extraordinary deal with Swift seems to be a manifestation of the anger she’s precipitated largely conservative males in current months for being a wealthy and highly effective girl—which she’s been for years—that exhibits as much as soccer video games to help her boyfriend.
Not all right-wingers are anti-Swift, although. On Sunday, former President Donald Trump took credit score for a part of Swift’s monetary success, stating that it was he who signed the Music Modernization Act, laws that reformed copyright law with the purpose of offering extra streaming royalties to artists and songwriters.
Due to that, Trump mentioned the pop star’s help belonged to him, although some individuals who labored on the legislation declare all he did was sign it.
“Joe Biden didn’t do something for Taylor, and by no means will. There’s no method she may endorse Crooked Joe Biden, the worst and most corrupt President within the Historical past of our Nation, and be disloyal to the person who made her a lot cash,” Trump mentioned in a publish on Truth Social.” In addition to that, I like her boyfriend, Travis, although he could also be a Liberal, and possibly can’t stand me!”
Swift hasn’t introduced who she is going to endorse on this yr’s presidential election—and even whether or not she’ll reveal her alternative publicly—however supporting Biden is a risk. The pop star supported Biden in 2020, posting a selfie of herself with custom Biden-Harris cookies, and has beforehand criticized Trump for his dealing with of the covid-19 pandemic.
“The change we want most is to elect a president who acknowledges that individuals of colour need to really feel secure and represented, that ladies deserve the best to decide on what occurs to their our bodies, and that the LGBTQIA+ group deserves to be acknowledged and included,” Swift mentioned when announcing her endorsement of Biden at the moment.