propagandist Counselor Kellyanne Conway sang Taylor Swift's Video Music Award-winning song "You Need to Calm Down" on Fox News Tuesday night, choosing the most ironic line for the circumstances.
Buckle up and watch the video here.
the absolute state of the discourse: kellyanne conway singing a new taylor swift record on fox news to describe "wa… https://t.co/l45uu3GRf0— Caleb Ecarma (@Caleb Ecarma)1566948185.0
Kellyanne sang the lyrics:
"If you say it on the street, that's a knockout
If you put it in a tweet, that's a cop-out."
In a victory for irony, Conway's boss—President Donald Trump—has tweeted ten times today already, lambasting Fox News, Puerto Rico, the Federal Reserve, UK Labour Party Leader Jeremy Corbyn, New York Times opinion columnist Bret Stephens, and former DNC chair Donna Brazile.
This was all before 1 pm.
Conway's vocal display was in response to Swift's VMA acceptance speech for Video of the Year, in which she called on Congress to pass the Equality Act, which would classify sexual orientation and gender identity as classes protected against discrimination.
Swift urged viewers to sign a petition and gestured that she was waiting on the White House to respond.
'Video of The Year' Winner Taylor Swift Pushes 'Equality Act' for LGBTQ Rights, Demands @WhiteHouse Response… https://t.co/evsp2tykoE— Gabriel J Hays (@Gabriel J Hays)1566870965.0
Conway criticized Swift's choice to talk politics at the awards show, saying:
"When Hollywood and singers and all go political, it sounds in the moment like it's very popular, and we've seen so many times where it backfires and it blows up."
Conway's boss is a former reality show host.
People agreed that this was just a big ol' mess.
How did @KellyannePolls not realize that these @taylorswift13 lyrics are an implicit critique of her boss? https://t.co/7MMfU29lnR— Matt Wilstein (@Matt Wilstein)1566954231.0
@KellyannePolls sings what she really thinks of @realDonaldTrump ‘s use if Twitter?— John Charles Bowers (@John Charles Bowers)1567004904.0
Kellyanne Conway criticized Taylor Swift for being "political" in supporting LGBTQ civil rights. It's believed that… https://t.co/cWCrt7EDYJ— Paul Rudnick (@Paul Rudnick)1566997161.0
@ParkerMolloy The spin is bad. The singing makes it worse.— JFC get rid of the damned nazis! (@JFC get rid of the damned nazis!)1567010628.0
@ParkerMolloy https://t.co/e2M9qBnEna— Jeffrey M. Stewart (@Jeffrey M. Stewart)1567006282.0
Conway has shown off her vocal prowess before, singing an original song—"Pundette Blues"—in a standup set from the 1990s.
It is truly something.
Kellyanne Conway: Pundit Blues Song www.youtube.com
YOU NEED TO CALM DOWN.