Taylor SwiftTaylor Alison SwiftThe Hill's 12:30 Report - Presented by Facebook - Social media flooded with 'ring of fire' eclipse photos Taylor Swift presses support for Equality Act in Pride message The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Biden wants Congress to pass abortion bill, pushes for Mideast cease-fire MORE said in an interview published Friday that President TrumpDonald TrumpHead of firms that pushed 'Italygate' theory falsely claimed VA mansion was her home: report Centrists gain foothold in infrastructure talks; cyber attacks at center of Biden-Putin meeting VA moving to cover gender affirmation surgery through department health care MORE is “gaslighting the American public.”

He’s “gaslighting the American public into being like, ‘If you hate the president, you hate America,’” the 29-year-old singer-songwriter told The Guardian.

She added: “We’re a democracy – at least, we’re supposed to be – where you’re allowed to disagree, dissent, debate. I really think that he thinks this is an autocracy.”

The outlet noted that Swift said she started to feel “conflicted” about what America stood for when “all the dirtiest tricks in the book were used and it worked.”


The Grammy award winner broke her political silence last year when she endorsed former Tennessee Gov. Phil Bredesen (D) in his unsuccessful Senate bid.

Swift said earlier this month that she didn’t publicly support Democratic nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonWhite House denies pausing military aid package to Ukraine Monica Lewinsky responds to viral HBO intern's mistake: 'It gets better' Virginia governor's race poses crucial test for GOP MORE in the 2016 presidential election because Trump was successfully “weaponizing the idea of a celebrity endorsement.”

“He was going around saying, ‘I’m a man of the people. I’m for you. I care about you,’” Swift said in an interview with Vogue. “I just knew I wasn’t going to help.”

In March, the singer said she was "finding [her] voice in terms of politics," writing in an essay for Elle magazine that she wants to "do more to help" ahead of the 2020 presidential race.