Taylor Swift breaks her political silence
TAYLOR SWIFT has added fuel to the flames in her war with Kanye West by hitting his pal Donald Trump in the ballot box.
The carefully apolitical star sparked a dramatic surge in voter registration for the Democrats after finally unveiling herself as a closet supporter.
The 28-year-old’s condemnation of Marsha Blackburn, her local Republican hopeful in Tennessee, has sparked a wave of support for the Democrats, leading Trump to admit: ‘Let’s say that I like Taylor’s music about 25 per cent less now.’
Swift took to Instagram to label Blackburn’s views on race and sexual orientation ‘terrifying’, and Kamari Guthrie, of Vote.org, told Buzzfeed that, since her post, ‘we are up to 65,000 registrations in a single 24-hour period’.
The number represents an upswing of nearly half of total voting registrations for the whole of America so far this month.
The Swift effect was most strongly felt in Tennessee, when 2,144 people rushed to register in only 36 hours — again almost half of registrations so far this month in that state.
The Look What You Made Me Do singer announced she was voting for Democrat senate candidate Phil Bredesen and Jim Cooper for the House of Representatives in next month’s midterm elections.
During the 2016 presidential campaign, Swift sat on the fence, remaining silent to avoid alienating followers.
Her move against Blackburn means she counters the continued support that president Trump receives from Kanye West, who Swift has famously been at war with ever since 41-year-old Ye invaded her stage at the MTV awards nine years ago.
West is due to have another meeting with Trump tomorrow, despite growing outrage over his support. But Swift upstaged the rapper last night — she was due to open the American Music Awards in Los Angeles.
Author: Andrei Harmsworth