Taylor Swift shocked the world after publicly endorsing two Democrats in her home-state of Tennessee on her Instagram account with over 112 million followers.
One of those Americans shocked is President Donald Trump, who apparently is a big fan of Swift’s music. But after the endorsement, President Trump revealed that he likes her music “25% less.”
“Let’s say that I like Taylor’s music about 25 percent less now,” Trump told reporters on the South Lawn of the White House.
Swift stated she will be voting for Phil Bredesen for U.S. Senate, and Jim Cooper for House of Representatives. Both are Democrats, and Bredensen is running against Rep. Marsha Blackburn who President Trump has endorsed.
In her post, Swift states she wants to support women for political office, but that Blackburn doesn’t support her values, stating:
“She voted against equal pay for women. She voted against the Reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act, which attempts to protect women from domestic violence, stalking, and date rape. She believes businesses have a right to refuse service to gay couples. She also believes they should not have the right to marry. These are not MY Tennessee values.”
President Trump fired back at those claims, calling Blackburn a “tremendous woman” who the pop star “doesn’t know anything about.”
The president has vocally supported Blackburn, and even rallied in the state of Tennessee in support of her campaign.
It is unclear if Swift’s endorsement will do much in the election besides frustrate the President. Swift is one of the few people who can reach more people, at least on Instagram, than he can.
Many also see this endorsement as Swift pitting herself against Kanye West, the rap superstar who is a vocal Trump supporter.
Fans of Swift and Kanye have faced off against each other in the past, most famously in 2009 after Kanye hijacked the microphone while Swift was accepting an award.
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