One day after Taylor Swift publicly called on the White House to accept her petition in support of the Equality Act, the Trump administration responded that the legislation was filled with "poison pills."
Monday night at MTV At the Video Music Awards, Swift won the Video of the Year Award for "You Must Calm Down." At the end of the video, a message will be released requesting fans to sign a Change.org petition calling on the US Senate to vote on Equality Act.
During their VMA acceptance speech, Swift called out the White House.
"I would like to thank everyone who signed this petition because it has half a million signatures, which is five times the amount it would take to obtain a mandate from the White House," she said, then gave to look at the clock to signal that it is time for an answer.
The White House d id only that today, according to CNN saying it would not support the bill aimed at preventing discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.
"The Trump Administration is absolutely against discrimination of any kind and supports the equal treatment of all; However, the bill in its current form is filled with poison pills that could undermine the rights of parents and conscience.
White House Advisor Kellyanne Conway also responded to Swift's comments. At a Fox News appearance on Tuesday night, Conway fired the pop star by singing her song.
"I like Taylor Swift's new song. It says "you need to calm down". I can sing it for you, you know where she says, "If you say it in the street, it's a knockout." If you put it in a tweet that's a cop-out, "Conway told Fox's Martha MacCallum as he cleared the track.
" I love that. That's Washington in a nutshell. " added the adviser to the White House.
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