Said Donald Trump, quoted in “Donald Trump Calls Taylor Swift ‘Unusually Beautiful’ but ‘Liberal’ in New ‘Apprentice’ Book” (Variety).

Also from the book, he says, “She is liberal, or is that just an act? She’s legitimately liberal? It’s not an act? It surprises me that a country star can be successful being liberal.” By that time, Swift had transitioned to being a pop star. With pop stars, it would be surprising if they can be successful without being liberal… or just acting liberal.