President Biden doesn’t really have lasers coming out of his eyes.
But if he did, they could be aimed squarely at anyone who claims he, Taylor Swift and the NFL are conspiring in an elaborate plot to defeat former President Trump in this November’s election.
Biden tweeted the eerie image of himself holding glowing orbs emitting red beams with the caption, “Just like we drew it,” after the Chiefs’ 25-22 overtime victory over the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl LVIII.
Earlier in the day, Biden’s campaign used the same image in a TikTok video. During a lighthearted, quick questioning session, the president was given a choice between “a cunning plan to rig the season so that the Chiefs would make it to the Super Bowl, or the Chiefs would just be a good football team.”
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Biden replied matter-of-factly, “I’d be in trouble if I told you,” as the screen switched to the sinister laser-eye image.
Swift is a pop music icon with a huge and extremely devoted fan base. Swift endorsed Biden in the 2020 election, and the president is said to be actively rallying her support again this time.
The “Shake It Off” singer is also dating Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce and has become a fixture at his games and on television coverage of those games. Baseless theories have abounded in some right-wing circles lately that the Chiefs’ latest run to this year’s Super Bowl is their third title in five years, somehow predetermined by the NFL in an effort that will somehow support Biden’s re-election campaign.
So the president’s postgame tweet was just a joke at the expense of people who believed such theories.
Or was it?
Fernando Dowling is an author and political journalist who writes for 24 News Globe. He has a deep understanding of the political landscape and a passion for analyzing the latest political trends and news.