Trump "likes Taylor Swift 25 per cent less" after she backs Democrats

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Опубликовано 9 октября 2018, 8:47
DONALD Trump has had a pop at Taylor Swift for backing the Democrats saying he now likes her music "25 per cent less."

The star, long criticised for refusing to disclose her political opinions, broke news of her stance to her 112 million Instagram followers.

She pledged to support Phil Bredesen for the Senate and Jim Cooper for House of Representatives, in Tennessee's midterm elections.

The 28-year-old said she had chosen to speak out now "due to several events in my life and in the world in the past two years".

However, the US President quickly defended one of the Republican candidates claiming he now liked Swift's music "25 per cent less".

He said: "Marsha Blackburn is doing a very good job in Tennessee. She's leading now, substantially, as she should.

"She's a tremendous woman, I am sure Taylor Swift does not know anything about her and let's say that I like Taylor's music 25 per cent less now."

However, in her Instagram post, Swift criticised Blackburn for her stance on LGBTQ rights and domestic violence.

She then added she feels "any form of discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender is WRONG".

Swift said: "I believe that the systemic racism we still see in this country towards people of colour is terrifying, sickening and prevalent."

Swift went on to say that she will not vote for Blackburn, despite her desire to see more women in office.

"I cannot vote for someone who will not be willing to fight for dignity for ALL Americans, no matter their skin colour, gender or who they love," she said.

Swift added: "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 appals and terrifies me. She voted against equal pay for women.

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