Conway Responds to Taylor Swift’s Swipe at WH Over Equality Act by Pointing out the Problem With It

White House counselor to the president Kellyanne Conway is pointing out why the Trump administration hasn’t backed the House-passed Equality Act after singer Taylor Swift called the White House out on it.

During Monday’s MTV Video Music Awards, Swift took a swing at the White House over the Equality Act, a bill passed in the Democratic-led House of Representatives guaranteeing LGBTQ people protection from discrimination.

Swift made a political statement during the award show when she was accepting an award. She brought up a petition shown at the end of her music video, “You Need to Calm Down,” that “now has half a million signatures, which is five times the amount needed to warrant a response from the White House.”

See Swift’s speech below:

“I would love to survey the audience if they even know what that even is, what the EqualityAact is and isn’t,” Conway responded during a Tuesday interview with Fox News, before breaking out in song with part of the singer’s lyrics.

“I can sing it for you where she says, “If you say it on the street that’s a knockout. If you put it in a tweet, that’s a cop-out. I love that. That basically is Washington in a nutshell. I think that when Hollywood and singers all go political, it sounds in the moment like it is very popular and we’ve seen so many times where it backfires and it blows up.”

On why the Trump administration hasn’t supported the Equality Act, the counselor to the president noted that the White House supports equality, but the bill has “poison pills in it that can harm other people.”

“When something is named something. It is not always truly that,” Conway added.

Watch Conway’s interview below:

Conway isn’t the only White House officials reacted to Swift.

White House spokesman Judd Deer told USA Today that the Trump administration “absolutely opposes discrimination of any kind and supports the equal treatment of all; however, the House-passed bill in its current form is filled with poison pills that threaten to undermine parental and conscience rights.”

The singer hasn’t shied from making political statements, as she endorsed the Democratic candidate for Tennesse’s Senate race in the 2018 midterms — which the seat was won by now-Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.).

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Otis
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Battle of the blondes. I swiftly reject the political opinion of a ‘child’ whose claim to fame is based on breaking up with my boyfriend songs.

Judy Montgomery Chartrand
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“Slow to think, Swift to speak”. What does she know? She sold her soul to The Devil for fame , of course she’s going to do his bidding. Personally her OPINION doesn’t mean anything to me, and probably not to most. She’s just a cog in the wheel of evil. Enjoy your fame on earth, because your eternal fame will include and “L”. Not to mention the poor souls you’re influencing and lying to, that will land them in the same eternal destiny as yourself. 👺

Scott Fetcher
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Oh wow! Half a million signatures in a country of 370+ million people! Certainly a lot of support for her petition. Just another celebrity and their “cause”, of which they know very little about trying to push the popular agenda item of the day.

Chuck Schultz
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first accepting homosexuals as normal, whats next, Beastality being accepted and tolerant of? How far will these demons go? Celebrities are bringing down society, by accepting anything that fits their agenda of fame!

Blue
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Oh PLEEEEASE!!! Little Miss Taylor needs to shut up & let the Adults handle this country! She can’t even handle a Relationship!! The only reason she has half a million signatures is because all of her young little 12-14 year old “Swifties” signed it, at Her Direction!! Smdh Heck, her audience isn’t even old enough to Vote! I live in TN & we Rejected her political stance here! She did everything she could to get the DemoCrap, Past Mayor of Nashville, voted “In” on a Senate Seat & “We The People”, who ARE eligible to Vote, said Hell NO!! #HollyWeirdos

Cherl
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Really? Taylor Swift goes political at an awards show. When has THAT ever happened? While she is certainly entitled to her opinion sharing it with a captive audience and on TV is just ….well just too Hollywood! As pointed out by Conway passing a bill is not so easy. That’s what “poison pill” means, Taylor.

Ron
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When will entertainers learn to keep their mouths shut about politics? Something they have absolutely no knowledge of. They make outrageous statements without ever reading bills so that they can fully understand the language and effect it will have on society. Stick to what you know best entertainment! No one cares about your outlandish opinions and claims!

BurbankBaby
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BurbankBaby

I’m very pleased by this article. It looked like the subject remained politics, and not personal attacks.

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