The Kansas City Chiefs have simply received the Super Bowl, and that’s good. But simply to concentrate on the true information for one second: Could this imply that Taylor Swift — the worldwide famous person, soccer fanatic and onetime Biden endorser — goes to go to the White House?
Asked on Monday whether or not the White House would lengthen an invite to the singer, Karine Jean-Pierre, the White House press secretary, mentioned that call was as much as the group, not President Biden.
“That’s going to be as much as the Chiefs, and clearly, their resolution to determine who’s going to return with them after they come,” Ms. Jean-Pierre mentioned. “And as , it’s a White House custom. I can’t, I can’t communicate to attendance and who might be right here, however we stay up for having them right here.”
Here is a few background for the six individuals on planet Earth who may nonetheless want it: Ms. Swift, the pop singer, has been courting Travis Kelce, a decent finish for the Chiefs, since at the very least the autumn, embarking on an expanded model of the soft-focus, jock-meets-music-nerd love story that she as soon as divined as a youthful songwriter. And Mr. Kelce, probably the most well-known tight finish within the National Football League thanks partially to his girlfriend’s star energy, is on the group that can obtain a standard invitation from the president to rejoice their win on the White House.
Sports groups invited to the White House usually obtain a set allotment of tickets to occasions, and the administration doesn’t determine the visitor listing, based on an individual aware of the method who was not approved to element it publicly, and important others don’t all the time come.
But, that particular person mentioned, if Ms. Swift needed to attend, the administration would “make it work.”
A White House go to from Ms. Swift would add gasoline to a number of theories — none of which she has acknowledged herself — that she has the facility to bolster Mr. Biden’s re-election bid and sink the prospects of his probably challenger, Donald J. Trump.
In current weeks, Mr. Biden’s allies have buzzed with anticipation that Ms. Swift might ship an endorsement, as she did in 2020. Mr. Trump appears anxious about that prospect as effectively. In a social media put up over the weekend, he mentioned he was chargeable for laws that has contributed to Ms. Swift’s success.
“There’s no method she may endorse Crooked Joe Biden, the worst and most corrupt President within the History of our Country, and be disloyal to the person who made her a lot cash,” Mr. Trump mentioned. “Besides that, I like her boyfriend, Travis, despite the fact that he could also be a Liberal, and doubtless can’t stand me!”
Ms. Swift, 34, had no remark — however she has traditionally not reacted effectively when individuals have tried to take possession of her work. And in any case, she was busy, and doubtless jet-lagged, after touring from her tour in Tokyo to the Super Bowl in Las Vegas. There, she chugged a drink on nationwide tv, jumped up and down in assist of her boyfriend and joined him on the sphere for a kiss after the Chiefs received.
On Sunday night, it was Mr. Biden, and never Mr. Trump, who made point out of the conservative conspiracy concept that the singer is definitely an operative for the Democratic Party — or the Pentagon? it’s exhausting to observe — in her spare time, and that her romance with Mr. Kelce, 34, is definitely a part of a sinister plot to thwart Mr. Trump. Or one thing like that.
“Just like we drew it up, @Chiefs,” Mr. Biden’s account wrote on social media after the sport, together with a picture that paid a homage to his “Dark Brandon” alter ego, an edgier and extra on-line model of the president, if he may shoot laser beams out of his eyes.
Ms. Swift has waded into politics within the years because the 2016 presidential race, when she was criticized for avoiding an endorsement and observers speculated over her political opinions. In 2018, forward of the midterm elections, she wrote on Instagram she would vote for Phil Bredesen, the Democratic challenger to Senator Marsha Blackburn, a Republican of Tennessee. (Ms. Blackburn received.)
A clip from her 2020 documentary “Miss Americana” confirmed that the deliberation behind Ms. Swift’s resolution to endorse Mr. Bredesen was extra intense than was publicly identified. In that clip, a tearful Ms. Swift informed her father that she wanted to be “on the proper aspect of historical past” and that “if he doesn’t win, then at the very least I attempted.”
In that dialog, her father, Scott Swift, warned her concerning the hazard of getting concerned in politics, saying that he needed to order “armored automobiles” to maintain his daughter protected.
In October 2020, Ms. Swift endorsed Mr. Biden in an interview with V Magazine.
“I’ll proudly vote for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris on this yr’s presidential election. Under their management, I consider America has an opportunity to begin the therapeutic course of it so desperately wants,” she mentioned on the time.
Tree Paine, a consultant for Ms. Swift, didn’t instantly return a request for touch upon Monday asking whether or not the singer would journey to the White House or whether or not she deliberate to endorse Mr. Biden.