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30/05/2020 08:21 BST | Updated 31/05/2020 11:26 BST

Taylor Swift Accuses Donald Trump Of ‘Stoking The Fires Of White Supremacy And Racism’

The singer blasted the US president’s response to the death of George Floyd in police custody.

Taylor Swift has accused Donald Trump of “stoking the fires of white supremacy and racism” over the US president’s response to the death of George Floyd.

A video of the unarmed 46-year-old Black man’s arrest on Monday showed him gasping for breath while a white police officer knelt on his neck before he died.

Derek Chauvin, the police officer in question, has now been charged with murder following days of protests across the US, pitting protesters against police in a number of major cities.

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Taylor Swift and Donald Trump

In a tweet which tagged the President, Taylor said: “After stoking the fires of white supremacy and racism your entire presidency, you have the nerve to feign moral superiority before threatening violence?”

She added: “We will vote you out in November.”

The singer also quoted a tweet from the President that he said was addressed at the “thugs” who are “dishonouring the memory of George Floyd” with the protests.

Trump added: “Any difficulty and we will assume control but, when the looting starts, the shooting starts.”

Twitter placed a message alongside his tweet, warning that it breached the site’s rules for glorifying violence.

Mr Trump has claimed that he has been unfairly treated by the social media platform, and accused it of targeting him and his supporters.