Taylor Swift may have the best chance of beating Donald Trump in next year’s presidential election, said a former White House communications director for Trump.“We are all Taylor Swift fans, and to be honest, if Donald Trump looks like he’s gonna win, she’s just gonna need to get in the race and defeat him once and for all because she’s probably the only person who can,” Alyssa Farah Griffin said, to laughter, during Monday’s episode of “The View: Behind the Table” podcast.
Griffin served as Trump’s communications director from April 2020 to December 2020. She told Politico in an interview published in January 2021 that she left the administration because she wasn’t comfortable with Trump’s refusal to accept his election defeat.
Griffin’s assessment of Swift may not be that far-fetched, considering the pop star’s popularity and influence — even in politics.
Last month, Swift helped Vote.org reach its most successful Voter Registration Day since 2020 after she posted an Instagram story urging her followers to register.
“During the day on Tuesday, we saw a 1,226% jump in participation the hour after Taylor Swift posted,” Andrea Hailey, CEO of Vote.org, told Insider in a statement.
Swift has also been critical of the former President’s leadership during the COVID-19 pandemic.
In August 2020, she slammed Trump for trying to discourage mail-in voting by blocking additional funding for the US Postal Service.
“He’s chosen to blatantly cheat and put millions of Americans’ lives at risk in an effort to hold on to power,” Swift tweeted at the time.
“Donald Trump’s ineffective leadership gravely worsened the crisis that we are in and he is now taking advantage of it to subvert and destroy our right to vote and vote safely,” she wrote in a subsequent tweet.
Trump is the current GOP frontrunner and is on a collision course for a rematch with President Joe Biden in 2024.
Representatives for Swift and Trump did not immediately respond to requests for comment from Insider sent outside regular business hours.