Trump likes Swift '25pc less' as she backs Democrats

On Sunday Swift bashed Republican Senate candidate Marsha Blackburn

On Sunday, the singer endorsed Democrats Phil Bredesen and Jim Cooper in her home state of Tennessee in an Instagram post to her 112 million followers.

Swift has been famously silent on political matters in the past, causing some to speculate an allegiance with President Donald Trump, while others skewered her for remaining quiet during the 2016 election.

Marsha Blackburn has a almost 20 point lead over Democrat Phil Bredesen in the contest for the Tennessee Senate seat held by retiring Republican incumbent Bob Corker, according to a poll released Wednesday.

Trump says GOP Congressman Marsha Blackburn, Bredesen's rival, is "doing a very good job" and is a "tremendous woman".

Following Taylor Swift's lengthy Instagram post yesterday, in which she made a rare, if not unprecedented (for her), foray into politics, a number of conservative politicians and pundits made a point to let her know what a big mistake they think she's making. The move broke with Swift's usual tight-lippped stance toward publicly revealing her political beliefs. Channeling the fear about the future that two-thirds of her generation faces, Swift connected her "Tennessee values" to critical votes that a member of Congress takes, chipping away at one of the most significant barriers to voting, which is seeing the tangible impact that participation can make. "Happy voting", she wrote.

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

Swift, 28, slammed Blackburn on Instagram Sunday, saying that even though she would "like to continue voting for women in office", she wouldn't be casting a vote in favor of Blackburn.

She went on to say that she can only vote for someone who will support all Americans, despite gender, race or sexual identity.

But Swift on Sunday told her 112 million Instagram followers that she would vote for two Democrats running in Tennessee in the US congressional midterm elections on November 6. She voted against the Reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act, which attempts to protect women from domestic violence, stalking, and date rape.

Blackburn also defended her record of supporting women.

Grammy victor Rihanna in an Instagram post urged fans to register to vote on Tuesday - the last day in 14 states for citizens to do so.

Although Trump generally doesn't discuss his feelings about pop music, he did call Swift "terrific" and "fantastic" in two 2012 tweets. But judging by the other memes and posts she's liked, it's clear that she's done caring about silencing herself on important matters that affect the country, minorities and those who's voices are never heard.

Swift on Tuesday won four awards, including artist of the year, at the American Music Awards in Los Angeles and again urged fans to vote, but without declaring any party interest.

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