(RightWing.org) – Democrat senator and 2020 presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) tried to mock Donald Trump with a Taylor Swift-inspired routine — but only managed to embarrass herself. It seems she was trying to reference recent conspiracy theories about the singer and her likely endorsement of President Biden.
On February 5, Warren appeared on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” and discussed the latest rumors about the 2024 presidential election campaigns. Colbert set the scene for her by mentioning an online conspiracy theory involving Swift and her current boyfriend, Kansas City Chiefs player Travis Kelce.
According to the theory, the NFL is rigging games so the Chiefs can win the Super Bowl, maximizing the impact when Swift endorses Biden as she did in 2020. Nobody outside the madder fringes of the internet is taking this seriously, but Warren and Colbert decided to play with it anyway.
Colbert lined the “joke” up for Warren by mentioning Swift’s strong performance at Monday night’s Grammy awards, and asking if this was another move in “the Democrat’s deep-state plan for the Chiefs.” Warren gleefully replied, “You bet! And all I can say to Donald Trump is…” — at this point she broke into song, mimicking Swift’s 2014 song “Shake it off” — “Haters gonna hate, hate, hate, hate.”
Colbert’s audience gave Warren a big cheer for her tuneless performance, but in political terms, it’s hard to see what she thought she was going to achieve. If Swift endorses Biden that will be a surprise to exactly nobody, so why would anyone bother to organize a huge conspiracy to draw attention to it?
The theory is so out there that attacking it isn’t going to win the Democrats any new supporters, and Warren’s attempt just made her look childish. Trump won’t be worried by her clumsy attempt to mock him — but she’s likely to come in for some ridicule herself over it.