Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton split opinion on social media Sunday with a post celebrating the Kansas City Chiefs’ Super Bowl victory over the San Francisco 49ers.
“Congratulations to Taylor’s boyfriend — and the entire Kansas City Chiefs community,” the 2016 Democratic candidate wrote on X, formerly Twitter, following the Chiefs’ dramatic overtime win.
Clinton’s comment was interpreted by some as a double troll of conservatives.
Firstly, for flipping the trope of sports commentators defining female athletes by their male partners. Swift, of course, is in a relationship with Chiefs’ tight end Travis Kelce and she jetted in from Tokyo to see the game.
And secondly for appearing to mock the right-wing conspiracy theory that has spread like wildfire in recent days which baselessly claims Swift is a Democratic operative whose relationship with Kelce is fake and that the power couple will ride high on the Super Bowl win to endorse President Joe Biden and ultimately propel Bide into the White House over Donald Trump again in November.
Some conservatives argued it was proof the Democratic “psyop” was underway: