Trump likes Taylor Swift '25 percent less' after Tennessee endorsement
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President TrumpDonald John TrumpUSPS warns Pennsylvania mail-in ballots may not be delivered in time to be counted Michael Cohen book accuses Trump of corruption, fraud Trump requests mail-in ballot for Florida congressional primary MORE said Monday he likes Taylor Swift's music "25 percent" less after her endorsement of the Democrat in Tennessee’s Senate race. 

When told of Swift's endorsement, Trump called Republican candidate Rep. Marsha BlackburnMarsha BlackburnTrump campaign blasts 'phony' Harris after Biden names her VP Davis: The Hall of Shame for GOP senators who remain silent on Donald Trump The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by the Air Line Pilots Association - Negotiators 'far apart' as talks yield little ahead of deadline MORE a "tremendous woman" and said the pop star "doesn't know anything about her."

"Let's say that I like Taylor's music about 25 percent less now, OK?" Trump told reporters on the South Lawn of the White House after returning from a trip to Florida. 


Swift broke her career-long silence on politics on Sunday when she endorsed former Tennessee Gov. Phil Bredesen (D) over Blackburn for the seat being vacated by retiring Sen. Bob CorkerRobert (Bob) Phillips CorkerTennessee primary battle turns nasty for Republicans Cheney clashes with Trump Sessions-Tuberville Senate runoff heats up in Alabama MORE (R). She also backed a Democratic House candidate in the state.

“As much as I have in the past and would like to continue voting for women in office, I cannot support Marsha Blackburn,” Swift wrote on Instagram. “I will be voting for Phil Bredesen for Senate and Jim CooperJim CooperTennessee Rep. Jim Cooper wins primary  Overnight Defense: Army now willing to rename bases named after Confederates | Dems demand answers on 'unfathomable' nuke testing discussions | Pentagon confirms death of north African al Qaeda leader Top Democrats demand answers on Trump administration's 'unfathomable' consideration of nuclear testing MORE for House of Representatives.”

“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,” she added.

Swift, who spent many of her formative years in Tennessee, also voiced strong support for LGBTQ rights in her post. 

“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,” she wrote. “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.”