President Joe Biden has a message for right-wing conspiracy theorists convinced he rigged the Super Bowl in favor of Taylor Swift’s boyfriend: The plan went off without a hitch.
Shortly after the Super Bowl on Sunday, Biden gleefully trolled those who were accused him and the Democrats to run the “Taylor Swift election interference psyop.” According to the theory, Biden orchestrated the Chiefs’ victory in Kansas City, where Swift’s boyfriend Travis Kelce played as a tight end, in exchange for his endorsement.
“Like we drew it,” the president said in a post on X, formerly known as Twitter, on Sunday night. The post included an image of a laser-eyed Biden known online as “Dark Brandon,” a meme that purports to represent the more sinister alter ego of the president who doesn’t care.
The post builds on a video posted by the Biden campaign on TikTok, in which the presidential campaign asked him point-blank if he was “deliberately plotting to take away the cause so the Chiefs can make the Super Bowl.”
“I’m going to get in trouble if I tell you,” Biden said.
Right-wing influencers promote the “Biden rigged the Super Bowl” conspiracy theory in full blast in recent weeks. On January 29, former presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy said Jack Posobiecwho promoted the Pizzagate conspiracy theory in 2016, that he wondered “who’s going to win the Super Bowl next month.”
“And I wonder if there will be a major presidential endorsement from an artificially culturally propped-up couple this fall. Just some wild speculation here, we’ll see how it ages over the next 8 month,” Ramaswamy said in a X post.
Some right-wing influencers, like Rogan O’Handley, have warned of impending doom if the Chiefs win the Super Bowl.
“[Y]You MUST defeat the Chiefs,” O’Handley said in a post directly to the San Francisco 49s. “If you don’t, Mr. Pfizer [a name some right-wingers use to refer to Kelce] and his girlfriend will tour the country as ‘world champions’ helping to elect Joe Biden. WW3 will probably follow Biden’s 2nd term and millions will die. The fate of the free world rests on your shoulders. No pressure.”
Meanwhile conspiracy theories about the Super Bowl being rigged not newThe intense focus on Swift can be seen as a manifestation of the anger that she has caused in many conservative men in recent months because of a rich and powerful woman – who she has been for years – who has appeared in the football game to support his girlfriend.
Not all right-wingers are anti-Swift, however. On Sunday, former President Donald Trump took credit for part of Swift’s financial success, saying she signed the Music Modernization Act, legislation that revised copyright law with the goal of providing more streaming royalties to artists and songwriters.
Because of that, Trump said that the support of the pop star is his, although some people who work in the law claim that everything he did it is signed.
“Joe Biden has done nothing for Taylor, and never will. There is no way he could endorse Crooked Joe Biden, the worst and most corrupt President in our Nation’s History, and be disloyal to the man who made so much of his money,” Trump said in a post on Social Truth.” Besides, I like her boyfriend, Travis, even though he’s a Liberal, and he probably can’t stand me!”
Swift has not announced who she will endorse in this year’s presidential election—or even if she will reveal her choice publicly—but supporting Biden is a possibility. The pop star supported Biden in 2020, posting a selfie of himself together custom Biden-Harris cookiesand there have been criticized Trump for his handling of the covid-19 pandemic.
“The change we need is to elect a president who recognizes that people of color deserve to feel safe and represented, that women deserve the right to choose what happens to their children. body, and that the LGBTQIA+ community deserves to be recognized and included,” Swift said when informed his endorsement of Biden at the time.