White House counselor Kellyanne Conway might be a “Swifty.” Or at least she’s using popular pop music to avoid answering questions.
During an interview with Fox News on Tuesday evening, Conway responded to pop star Taylor Swift’s criticism of the White House by singing the lyrics of one of Swift’s newest songs entitled “You Need to Calm Down.”
“I actually like the new Taylor Swift song that is ‘You Need to Calm Down.’ I can sing it for you,” Conway told Fox’s Martha MacCallum. “’If you say it on the street, that’s a knock out, if you put it in a tweet, that’s a cop-out.’ I love that. That’s Washington in a nutshell.”
The singing was awkward for a number of reasons, but primarily because most Swift fans believe the lyrics are an implicit dig at President Trump.
During a speech at the MTV Video Music Awards this week, Swift called out the White House for not responding to her petition in support of the passage of the Equality Act, which would give protections in the workplace to members of the LGBT community. MacCallum pressed Conway on why the White House doesn’t support the Equality Act, but she dodged, saying there are several “poison pills” in the legislation that would “harm other people.”
Watch the singing sensation below:
Kellyanne Conway sings Taylor Swift song to respond to pop star's criticism pic.twitter.com/IXpeD7umH1
— TPM Livewire (@TPMLiveWire) August 28, 2019