Messy: Trump Slams Taylor Swift For Endorsing Democrats Then Invites MAGA Hat Fan Kanye To Lunch

Messy: Trump Slams Taylor Swift For Endorsing Democrats Then Invites MAGA Hat Fan Kanye To Lunch

"Taylor Swift comes out as a Dem as Kanye is stumping for Trump. Life comes at you fast."

Published October 9, 2018

Just when you think the year 2018 can't get any more bizarre, Kanye West and Taylor Swift take their beef all the way to the White House and President Trump is team Ye.

It all began on Sunday night when T Swift spoke publicly about politics for the first time and endorsed Tennessee Democrats in an Instagram post.

In the post, Swift wrote that Rep. Marsha Blackburn, a Republican who is running for U.S. Senate, has a voting record that “appalls and terrifies me” and that she would instead be voting for Phil Bredesen, a former Democratic governor in the state.

She also endorsed Democrat Jim Cooper for the U.S. House of Representatives.

  1. After the post went viral, Trump said he likes her music "25 percent less"
  2. In her post, Swift said she will only endorse candidates who support LGBTQ rights, women rights and racial equality
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    I’m writing this post about the upcoming midterm elections on November 6th, in which I’ll be voting in the state of Tennessee. In the past I’ve been reluctant to publicly voice my political opinions, but due to several events in my life and in the world in the past two years, I feel very differently about that now. 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. 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. I cannot vote for someone who will not be willing to fight for dignity for ALL Americans, no matter their skin color, gender or who they love. 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. Please, please educate yourself on the candidates running in your state and vote based on who most closely represents your values. For a lot of us, we may never find a candidate or party with whom we agree 100% on every issue, but we have to vote anyway. So many intelligent, thoughtful, self-possessed people have turned 18 in the past two years and now have the right and privilege to make their vote count. But first you need to register, which is quick and easy to do. October 9th is the LAST DAY to register to vote in the state of TN. Go to and you can find all the info. Happy Voting! 🗳😃🌈

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  3. While Swift received much attention for her surprise endorsement of democrats, Kanye made headlines after he was invited to the White House to talk Chicago gun violence and prison reform

    The invitation to the White House reportedly came after West made an impromptu, pro-Trump rant while wearing a "Make America Great Again" hat on Saturday Night Live. 

    The last time West made an unscripted political rant on television, he was telling the world that “George Bush doesn’t care about Black people." Although this made many of us assume Kanye was against Republicans, he seemingly changed his tune after the election of Trump.

  4. People on Twitter who assumed Swift was a Republican are shook by the way both artists have chosen unlikely sides

Written by Rachel Herron

(Photos from left: TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images, TheStewartofNY/GC Images/Getty Images)


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