President Trump Likes Taylor Swift '25 Percent Less' After Instagram Post

We've all seen the post.

Monday, October 8th - the day that Taylor Swift went political.

 

Taylor encouraged all of her fans, many of which would be first time voters, to register to vote and then let their voice be heard in November.

She also was very clear about her intentions on Election Day, and shared a very rare glimpse into her own political leanings.

"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."

Taylor's post served it's purpose. Vote.org estimates that 65,000 new voters registered thanks to the Instagram post.

 

And while many around the country are applauding her for standing up for what she believes in, others are (unsurprisingly) upset about her views.

That includes President Donald Trump, who has been a staunch supporter of Marsha Blackburn in the Tennessee Senate race.  

His response? "I'm sure Taylor Swift has nothing, or doesn't know anything about her, and uh, let's say I like her music about 25 percent less now."

Here's what I'll say, while LEAVING THE POLITICS OUT OF IT.  Kudos to Taylor for encouraging her fans to vote.  Whether or not you agree with her viewpoints is inconsequential - the fact that her and other stars are encouraging a new generation to actually CARE about our government and the decisions that it makes is a win in and of itself.  

But I'm sorry to say she's probably not getting invited to dinner at The White House any time soon.

Jonathan

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