Like clockwork, US President Donald Trump has reverted to insanely weird petulance in response to Taylor Swift, who almost certainly voted for him, finally publicly stating a political opinion by backing in the Democratic party against incumbent Tennessee senator, Republican Marsha Blackburn.
Yesterday, Swift broke her usually apolitical silence to publicly stand against Blackburn in the upcoming Tennessee midterm election, expressing concern over systemic racism and the erosion of LGBTQI rights in her adopted home state.
In a lengthy post on Instagram, Swift backed in Democratic senate candidate Phil Bredesen, portions of which cited “several events” in her life which pushed her to state her views in public.
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 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 colour 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 colour, gender or who they love.
These are not MY Tennessee values.
The Trump bit.
Naturally, Trump is backing in the Republican candidate something fierce, and commented on Swift’s post at a press conference by stating, among other things, “I like Taylor’s music about 25% less now.”
— Sean Langille (@SeanLangille) October 8, 2018
Questions: What percentage is his affinity for Taylor’s music now, then? Is it 75%? Was he previously rocking the full 100%? Was Donald Trump an affirmed Swifty?
It’s wild to think that a man who once admitted hitting his second-grade music teacher, giving her a black eye, because he “didn’t think she knew anything about music,” but here we are I guess.
Three years ago if you’d told us between Taylor Swift and Kanye West, one of them will have ruffled President Donald Trump’s feathers… yeah look, probs would’ve gotten that one wrong.