Taylor Swift's new protest tone in latest album 'Lover' shouldn't surprise her fans

By Chris Willman
Updated September 19 2019 - 2:41am, first published September 7 2019 - 7:00pm

Does the White House have a Taylor Swift problem? That is not a concern that has kept a lot of presidential advisers awake nights until recently... and maybe it isn't now, either, given the glib attitude that Kellyanne Conway struck when she appeared on Fox News Tuesday to take a shot at Swift. (It was a frenemy kind of a jab; Conway said how much she liked You Need to Calm Down and even sang part of it before saying she should stay out of politics and had "lost handily" to the president, as if they'd gone head to head on a ballot.)