Taylor SwiftTaylor Alison SwiftStacey Abrams: My 'plan' is to be president within next 20 years Stacey Abrams cheers on Taylor Swift: 'Your activism has inspired Americans' Taylor Swift calls Tennessee senator 'Trump in a wig' in new Netflix doc MORE said in an interview published Friday that President TrumpDonald John TrumpFed saw risks to US economy fading before coronavirus spread quickened Pro-Trump super PAC hits Biden with new Spanish-language ad in Nevada Britain announces immigration policy barring unskilled migrants 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 ClintonClinton asked if she'd be Bloomberg's vice president: 'Oh no' Trump launches three-day campaign rally blitz Free Roger Stone 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.