Americans person been near astounded aft US President Joe Biden stoked the conspiracy fires with a station connected X aft the Chiefs’ heart-stopping 25-22 overtime triumph implicit the 49ers successful the Super Bowl.
The Chiefs became the ninth squad successful NFL past to spell back-to-back erstwhile backmost Patrick Mahomes went for broke, uncovering Mecole Hardman for a touchdown successful the country with conscionable 3 seconds near connected the clock.
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It’s the Chiefs’ 3rd rubric successful 5 years.
But galore fans were convinced the effect was already successful the publication successful 1 of the wildest conspiracies going around.
It’s believed Taylor Swift, who backed Joe Biden astatine the 2020 election, could clasp the cardinal to the 2024 predetermination arsenic it’s believed she could summation younker turnout.
But right-wing media has latched onto the thought that the Super Bowl would beryllium rigged successful bid to beforehand Swift and her Chiefs fellow Travis Kelce and that the brace would endorse Biden.
The conspiracy mentation posits that Swift and Kelce are an “artificial” mates concocted arsenic portion of a nefarious US Democratic Party “psyop”.
While determination has been nary endorsement arsenic yet contempt the Super Bowl being tally and won by Kansas City, Biden’s idiosyncratic X and Instagram accounts poured petrol connected the fire.
Posting disconnected his @JoeBiden account, a representation of Biden’s alter-ego Dark Brandon with a caption of “Just similar we drew it up” sent fans wild.
While it’s chartless whether Biden himself posted it - much apt it was a subordinate of his unit - readers were astounded by the post.
“Thought this was Joe Biden (Parody) astatine first,” 1 instrumentality said.
“Which intern tweeted this,” posted another.
Another wrote: “Sir this is adjacent level trolling. You are awarded 10/10.”
Another said: “why did the president station this???”
Plenty much were buying into the conspiracy.
“I mean it’s virtually saying the NFL is rigged astatine a minimum and that Taylor Swift is simply a CIA psyop (logical extension),” 1 idiosyncratic posted.
“Now the Democrat Party has rigged and stolen the Super Bowl. You can’t marque this up,” said another.
One much wrote: “Taylor Swift won the Super Bowl and adjacent she volition triumph the predetermination for President Biden..”
Dark Brandon is simply a meme that began trending successful 2022 which primitively began arsenic a right-wing slogan.
Vox.com explained the meme began as: “‘Let’s Go Brandon,’ that was really coded to basal successful for ‘F**k Joe Biden’.”
But it birthed the Dark Brandon meme mostly depicted arsenic Biden with laser eyes, which was embraced by the near and adjacent the President himself.
Prior to the match, Biden’s squad launched a Tik Tok transmission wherever the President answered immoderate speedy questions.
“Chiefs oregon Niners?”
“Two large quarterbacks — hard to decide,” helium said. “But if I didn’t accidental that I was for the Eagles past I would beryllium sleeping alone. My wife’s a Philly girl.”
Answering a fewer much questions including his favourite Kelce being Mama Kelce due to the fact that “she makes large cocoa spot cookies”, past came arguably the astir absorbing infinitesimal successful the video.
“Deviously plotting to rig the play truthful the Chiefs would marque the Super Bowl oregon the Chiefs being conscionable a bully shot team?”
“I’d get successful occupation if I told you,” Biden said arsenic a changeable of Dark Brandon flashed connected screen.
Swift’s appearances astatine Chiefs matches passim the play person been credited for helping bring successful the NFL’s champion regular play viewership since 2015.
And the Super Bowl was tipped to beryllium the astir watched crippled successful US past and bushed past years’ viewership of 115m — making it the 2nd astir watched programme successful TV history, down lone the 1969 Moon Landing.
While it’s chartless if it did astatine this stage, the constituent is determination were surely plentifulness of eyeballs connected the game.
However, the mentation has been wide slapped down arsenic adjacent NFL commissioner Roger Goodell faced questions astir the conspiracy.
Goodell said the theories were “frankly not adjacent worthy talking about.”
On Sunday, erstwhile president Donald Trump, the frontrunner to instrumentality connected Biden successful November, said successful a station connected Truth Social connected Sunday that a Swift endorsement of Biden successful the 2024 predetermination would beryllium “disloyal”.
Trump, claiming recognition for the Music Modernization Act, said the authorities addressing copyright instrumentality and streaming rights had benefited Swift.
“Joe Biden didn’t bash thing for Taylor, and ne'er will,” Trump wrote, saying determination was “no way” the vocalist would endorse Biden and “be disloyal to the antheral who made her truthful overmuch money.”
“Besides that, I similar her boyfriend, Travis, adjacent though helium whitethorn beryllium a Liberal, and astir apt can’t basal me!” Trump added.
While Kelce has mostly steered wide of nationalist comments connected politics, helium drew the ire of the close for appearing successful ads promoting Covid vaccines.
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