Thanks to Taylor Swift, San Francisco-Hating Trump Fans Are Rooting for the ’49ers in the Super Bowl

Fears that pop superstar will encourage her “Swifties” to vote for Joe Biden has Trump fans declaring “Holy War.”

PUBLISHED FEB 8, 2024 12:01 P.M.
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If there’s one thing Donald Trump supporters hate more than “liberal” San Francisco, it’s Taylor Swift. So they’re now 49ers fans for the Super Bowl.

If there’s one thing Donald Trump supporters hate more than “liberal” San Francisco, it’s Taylor Swift. So they’re now 49ers fans for the Super Bowl.   Raph_PH / Wikimedia Commons   C.C. 2.0 Generic License

Conservatives, and Donald Trump supporters in particular, decided sometime in the last several years that San Francisco is their version of hell on Earth. In his November televised debate with Gov. Gavin Newsom, Florida governor and now former Republican presidential candidate Ron DeSantis went so far as to hold up a map of the city covered with brown splotches.

“I haven’t given a crap about the NFL since all their ‘Black Lives Matter’ BS,” one Trump-supporting pundit tweeted. “But I’m now a 49ers fan specifically to see Taylor Swift and that Pfizer guy go down.”

The brown marks, he said, showed spots where human feces had been discovered on public streets in San Francisco.

In the past few months, however, Trump’s supporters have found something, or more specifically someone, they hate more than the City by the Bay—Taylor Swift. Why? It’s not simply the fact that Swift is the world’s most popular entertainer, even one of the world’s most popular people. Despite Trump claiming that his popularity outstrips hers, however, it certainly does not.

No, what has Trump fans angered is Swift’s public romance with football player Travis Kelce, a star tight end for the Kansas City Chiefs—the team that on Feb. 11 will square off against the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl 58 (or, as the NFL likes to call it, Super Bowl LVIII).

Well, they hate her for the Kelce romance, which has her appearing on TV for almost every Chiefs game, and for the possibility that Swift will soon endorse Democrat and incumbent President Joe Biden for reelection.

Swift has not endorsed any candidate, and only occasionally makes partisan political public statements. But the very thought that she may eventually endorse Biden has Trump supporters reportedly pledging a “Holy War” against her.

Part of that Holy War, apparently, is setting aside their loathing for San Francisco and rooting for San Francisco’s beloved team, the ’Niners, in Sunday’s Super Bowl.

“I haven’t given a crap about the NFL since all their ‘Black Lives Matter’ BS,” one Trump-supporting pundit, Nick Sortor, recently tweeted. “But I’m now a 49ers fan specifically to see Taylor Swift and that Pfizer guy go down.”

His “Pfizer guy” reference stems from the fact that Kelce appears in ads promoting the pharmaceutical giant’s COVID vaccine—an advertising deal for which the Chiefs’ future-Hall-of-Fame tight end was reportedly paid $20 million. The Los Angeles Times on Feb. 8 ran a full story explaining why San Francisco-hating conservatives have now become 49ers fans, thanks to Swift.

Read more in the article “Far-right backs 49ers in Super Bowl, citing alleged Taylor Swift-NFL alliance for Biden reelection,” on LATimes.com.

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