Taylor Swift broke the internet Sunday (Oct. 7) after she dragged Tennessee Republican candidate Marsha Blackburn on Instagram. Though Swift’s social media post boosted voter registration in her home state of Tennessee by 50 percent, she’s lost 25 percent of President Donald Trump’s support.
“Marsha Blackburn is doing a very good job now in Tennessee. She’s leading now substantially, which she should. I’m sure Taylor Swift doesn’t know anything about her,” Trump told a pool of reporters. “Let’s say that I like Taylor’s music about 25 percent less now, okay?”
Swift told her 115 million Instagram followers she plans to vote for Democratic candidates Phil Bredesen for Senate and Jim Cooper for the House of Representatives, listing off a list of reasons why she has bad blood with Blackburn.
“As much as I have in the past and would like to continue voting for women in office, I cannot support Marsha Blackburn,” she said. “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.”