Singer Taylor Swift came out to publicly support Tennessee Democrat Senate candidate Phil Bredesen over Republican Marsha Blackburn.
This was a semi-big deal considering Swift has remained silent on politics in the past, which has drawn the ire of lefties.
President Trump was asked about Taylor supporting Democrats.
His response is exactly what you’d expect:
Do you think Cubans are fighting for healthcare or freedom from Communism?
From Fox News:
President Trump on Monday revealed he likes Taylor Swift’s music “about 25 percent less” now that she’s come out against Republican Senate candidate Marsha Blackburn in Tennessee.
Trump, speaking to reporters outside the White House, said Blackburn — for whom he campaigned last week in Johnson City — is a “tremendous woman,” despite the pop star’s latest rebuke of her political views.
“I’m sure Taylor Swift has nothing or doesn’t know anything about her,” Trump said of the 28-year-old singer. “Let’s say that I like Taylor’s music about 25 percent less now, OK?”
More on Swift, per Fox News:
Taylor Swift — the pop star who notably has strayed from politics — broke that silence on Sunday, writing on Instagram that she’ll be voting for Tennessee Democrats in the midterm elections.
Swift, 28, slammed Republican Senate candidate Marsha Blackburn in an Instagram post.
“As much as I have in the past and would like to continue voting for women in office, I cannot support Marsha Blackburn,” Swift told her 112 million Instagram followers. “Her voting record in Congress appalls and terrifies me.”
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I’m writing this post about the upcoming midterm elections on November 6th, in which I’ll be voting in the state of Tennessee. In the past I’ve been reluctant to publicly voice my political opinions, but due to several events in my life and in the world in the past two years, I feel very differently about that now. I always have and always will cast my vote based on which candidate will protect and fight for the human rights I believe we all deserve in this country. I believe in the fight for LGBTQ rights, and that any form of discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender is WRONG. I believe that the systemic racism we still see in this country towards people of color is terrifying, sickening and prevalent. I cannot vote for someone who will not be willing to fight for dignity for ALL Americans, no matter their skin color, gender or who they love. Running for Senate in the state of Tennessee is a woman named Marsha Blackburn. As much as I have in the past and would like to continue voting for women in office, I cannot support Marsha Blackburn. Her voting record in Congress appalls and terrifies me. 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. I will be voting for Phil Bredesen for Senate and Jim Cooper for House of Representatives. Please, please educate yourself on the candidates running in your state and vote based on who most closely represents your values. For a lot of us, we may never find a candidate or party with whom we agree 100% on every issue, but we have to vote anyway. So many intelligent, thoughtful, self-possessed people have turned 18 in the past two years and now have the right and privilege to make their vote count. But first you need to register, which is quick and easy to do. October 9th is the LAST DAY to register to vote in the state of TN. Go to vote.org and you can find all the info. Happy Voting! ????????????
Taylor may not have known that Bredesen supports Justice Brett Kavanaugh.
Cocaine Mitch has libs cheering Taylor Swift for endorsing this guy. pic.twitter.com/80qlSm2J5h
— Stephen Miller (@redsteeze) October 8, 2018