Pop diva Taylor Swift slammed President Donald Trump on Twitter, and her post has become the singer's most-liked tweet ever.
Swift tweeted to criticise Trump heavily for tweeting that protesters in Minnesota should be shot.
The singer's tweet, posted on Friday, has become her most-liked tweet ever, hitting more than one million likes in less than five hours, reports billboard.com.
"After stoking the fires of white supremacy and racism your entire presidency, you have the nerve to feign moral superiority before threatening violence? ‘When the looting starts the shooting starts'??? We will vote you out in November. @realdonaldtrump," she wrote.
After stoking the fires of white supremacy and racism your entire presidency, you have the nerve to feign moral superiority before threatening violence? ‘When the looting starts the shooting starts’??? We will vote you out in November. @realdonaldtrump— Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13) May 29, 2020
Swift's tweet garnered mixed reactions. Some accused her of "justifying" the violence, while others praised the singer for being vocal about an event that has shaken the country.
Thank you for using your voice for good.— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) May 29, 2020
Thank you Taylor Swift, he is loosing support and we will vote him out in November, and your voice can reach out to people, continue speaking out.— David Weissman (@davidmweissman) May 29, 2020
The President did not threaten violence. You are falling for a Twitter fact check.
Also, Trump will win in November.— Lauren Boebert for Congress (R-CO3) (@laurenboebert) May 29, 2020
Nashville’s historic courthouse & city hall were set on fire.
Did you get what you wanted, Taylor?
Congratulations.— #ThePersistence (@ScottPresler) May 31, 2020
Trump's original tweet said: "These THUGS are dishonoring the memory of George Floyd, and I won't let that happen. Just spoke to Governor Tim Walz and told him that the Military is with him all the way. Any difficulty and we will assume control but, when the looting starts, the shooting starts. Thank you!"
Twitter placed a public interest notice on the post, which said the tweet "violated the Twitter rules about glorifying violence. However, Twitter has determined that it may be in the public's interest for the tweet to remain accessible."
Trump's message was in reaction to the protests that erupted across the US on Thursday following the death of a 46-year-old African-American man named George Floyd on Monday allegedly due to police brutality.
(With IANS inputs)