Donald Trump should be cautious about poking the bear when it comes to attacking Taylor Swift … so says a well-seasoned political talk show host and media personality.
FOX11 anchor and politico Elex Michaelson joined us on “TMZ Live” Wednesday and we asked him about the ramifications of Trump’s inner circle vowing to wage a “holy war” on Taylor and any Democrats she may endorse … which they’re reportedly ready to do.
Given Taylor’s massive popularity right now — coupled with the fact that she’s dating a star player on an NFL team, who’s about to play in the freaking Super Bowl — Elex says DT and co. should be careful with how his campaign approaches Swift … especially if it’s to attack.
Elex says he worries Trump may wake up a sleeping giant here, and stir up Swifties en masse to hit the ballot box and vote for his opponent, Joe Biden, who is courting TS’ endorsement. That might be a preemptively self-own, especially since she hasn’t joined the Biden train yet.
Those same voters are also pretty young, for the most part, and that could hurt Trump too … Elex explains. Considering Taylor has such influence over the youths in this country — antagonizing her too early may well backfire if Trump goes in hard right now.
Another layer to this is Trump’s potential loss being Biden’s gain … Elex points out Biden’s struggled with some key demographics, and TS could help reel those voters back in … at Trump’s expense.
Of course, Elex says folks shouldn’t be quick to dismiss Trump or write him off … saying DT usually has a handle on how best to drum up his base. Fact is, he’s run successful campaigns before and gotten tons of votes.
It’s a pretty interesting conversation … and Elex wonders if there’s a scenario where Taylor helps both Trump and Biden. Take a listen to his ration — he might have a point here.