Is Taylor Swift and Travis Kelce’s highly publicized relationship just some elaborate ruse to get President Joe Biden re-elected?
That is the speculation on some corners of the internet in the wake of Kelce’s Kansas City Chiefs punching their ticket to Super Bowl LVIII.
On Tuesday’s show, Megyn was joined by Britt Mayer, founder of Rooted Wings, to discuss the mounting conspiracy theories involving Swift and Kelce and whether or not the pop star will endorse President Joe Biden.
The Chiefs will be making their fourth Super Bowl appearance in the last five years in Las Vegas on February 11 when they take on the San Francisco 49ers. That fact seems like a footnote, however, in what has become a pop culture – and perhaps even a political – sensation.
From the moment the AFC Championship game between the Chiefs and Baltimore Ravens concluded on Sunday, the conversation has seemingly revolved around Swift. At first, fans were wondering whether or not she will even be able to cheer on her beau given that she will be on tour in Asia the weekend of the Super Bowl.
But the chatter has evolved into more conspiratorial realms with some questioning the intentions of Kelce and Swift’s courtship. “There really is a very strange conspiracy theory going around the internet right now that the whole Travis Kelce Taylor Swift relationship is fake,” Megyn said before giving an overview of the speculation:
“The theory is that the Pentagon is using Taylor and Travis Kelce – because he’s pro-vaccine and she’s pro-Biden – and propping them up with magazine covers, and Time’s ‘Person of the Year’ in her case, and now, the theory goes, a Super Bowl win that will be rigged for the Kansas City Chiefs to just build the profile even more,” Megyn explained. “And then after they win, the Travis-Taylor kiss will happen… and they will look at the camera and say, ‘Vote Joe Biden.'”
Yes, you read that correctly. “Literally people believe this,” Megyn added. “People on the right, who I like and respect, are pushing this.”
Given Swift’s past remarks about former President Donald Trump and Republican policies, Megyn said she expects the pop star to vote for Biden and maybe even formally endorse him. She doesn’t, however, expect it to make a tremendous difference.
“People are acting like Taylor Swift actually holds the key to the presidency… She does have power. She does have influence. She told people to [register to] vote and something like 35,000 of them did, but registering to vote is not the same as actually voting,” Megyn explained. “She’s very good behind the microphone. She’s good at getting people to show up at the concerts. Whether she can sway entire elections with her magical endorsement is another very open question.”
While Mayer recognized that Swift is “pro-[abortion],” “pro-trans,” and “pro-all the things,” she wondered if there was more risk than reward when it comes to throwing her support behind Biden. “I think it would be a smart move for her to not go all in on Joe Biden… no matter how much she hates Trump,” she said. “I think people are hitting a pretty strong point of contempt for Joe Biden, so I don’t know if her power goes that far.”
Swift may be enjoying peak popularity at the moment, but Megyn said that favorability may not last forever. “If she’s smart, she will stay nonpolitical,” she concluded. “She will not be the most popular person in America if she continues to antagonize half the country that votes Republican.”
You can check out Megyn’s full interview with Mayer by tuning in to episode 713 on YouTube, Apple Podcasts, or wherever you like to listen. And don’t forget that you can catch The Megyn Kelly Show live on SiriusXM’s Triumph (channel 111) weekdays from 12pm to 2pm ET.