Taylor Swift says she didn't back a 2016 candidate because Trump was 'weaponizing' celebrity endorsements

Taylor Swift.
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Taylor Swift is opening up about choosing not to endorse a presidential candidate in 2016, explaining in a new interview that she feared she might actually do more harm than good.

The pop star, who prior to 2018 had faced some criticism for remaining apolitical, spoke with Vogue in a new interview published Thursday and said that in the last presidential election, "you had a political opponent who was weaponizing the idea of the celebrity endorsement."

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