American singer, Taylor Swift, has received a response after she had used her speech at the MTV Video Music Awards to attack President Donald Trump and champion the Equality Act.
“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,” a spokesperson for Trump’s White House said in a statement, according to Fox News.
White House Counsel, Kelly-Ann Conway also used the opportunity to further attack liberals by saying, “I think when Hollywood and singers and all go political, it sounds in the moment like it’s very popular, and you’ve seen so many times where it backfires and it blows up,” Conway said. “But she’s also somebody who went up against President Trump head-to-head in the United States Senate race in Tennessee and lost handily. Marsha Blackburn is our United States senator now.”
When asked why the Trump administration was not moving forward with the Equality Act, Conway said that there are many factors to that complicate it.
“The president and the White House support equality,” Conway said, “We don’t support pieces of legislation that have poison pills in it that can harm other people. Look at this economy — it’s equally open to everyone. People have job mobility, the deregulation, what he’s trying to do, peace and prosperity around the world — that’s to benefit everyone. But when something is named something, it’s not always truly that.”