Donald Trump has revealed his thoughts on Taylor Swift in his upcoming book, as disclosed during an interview with Variety editor Ramin Setoodeh for “Apprentice in Wonderland: How Donald Trump and Mark Burnett Took America Through the Looking Glass,” set to debut on June 18.

Trump praised Swift’s charisma, describing her as “very beautiful” and acknowledging her talent. He noted her departure from the typical political leanings of country artists, recognizing her success despite this unconventional stance.

While Trump admitted unfamiliarity with Swift’s music, he raised questions about her political convictions, speculating whether her liberalism was sincere or performative. He observed that Swift’s outspokenness on political matters intensified following the 2016 presidential election, during which she felt compelled to take a stand.

In response to Trump’s presidency, Swift expressed in her 2020 documentary “Miss Americana” that initially, she hesitated to engage politically but ultimately felt compelled to speak out, citing the impact of Trump’s administration on her decision to become more involved in public discourse.

Further detailing her shift towards political activism in a 2021 interview with Vanity Fair, Swift explained how Trump’s presidency influenced her to break away from conventional advice for country musicians to avoid making political statements.

As Donald Trump prepares for the release of his new book, his commentary on Taylor Swift offers insights into their differing views on politics and celebrity, contributing to the ongoing discourse surrounding culture and public life.

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