WASHINGTON– The White House says it can’t wait to welcome back the Super Bowl champions, the Kansas City Chiefs – and it’s not ruling out the team’s most famous fan, Taylor Swift, being there this time.
When asked during Monday’s press briefing if the pop star could be a “plus one” when the team visits the White House to celebrate its second Super Bowl title in as many seasons, the aide Press release Karine Jean-Pierre responded: “It’s going to be up to the Chiefs, and obviously their decision as to who will accompany them.
“I can’t talk about the participation and who will be here,” added Jean-Pierre.
Swift is dating Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce and celebrated on the field after his team beat the San Francisco 49ers 25-22 in overtime Sunday in Las Vegas. She was the subject of intense media coverage throughout the season and even drew the ire of some conservatives who spread baseless claims that Swift was part of an elaborate plot to help Democrats win the November election because she could ultimately support President Joe Biden’s re-election bid.
Biden supporters took these suggestions lightly. The president’s personal narrative even deadpanned on
Jean-Pierre also weighed in, opening Monday’s White House briefing by saying she wanted to “send big congratulations to the Kansas City Chiefs on their third Super Bowl victory in just five seasons, and also congratulations to all the Swifties “. .”
“The president looks forward to welcoming them back to the White House to celebrate their latest victory,” she said.
When asked if players would be allowed to bring guests, Jean-Pierre said she wasn’t sure of the protocol.
“That’s a good question. I can’t answer that right now. But look, we can’t wait to have them here, the chefs,” she said.
The White House and Biden supporters aren’t the only ones blurring the lines between politics and pop stars.
Former President Donald Trump, the front-runner in the Republican presidential primary, posted online before the Super Bowl that if Swift supported Biden it would be “disloyal to the man who made her so much money.” Trump added that he was “responsible for the Music Modernization Act,” which Congress approved in 2018 with strong bipartisan support.