If he ever enjoyed Taylor Swift’s music, President Donald Trump now likes the pop star’s tracks “about 25% less.” Trump struck out at Swift a day after the singer and longtime Nashville resident endorsed Democratic candidate Phil Bredesen, a former governor, over Republican Rep. Marsha Blackburn in Tennessee’s Senate race.
“What’d she say?” Trump said with a smile when he was asked about Swift’s comments on Tennessee politics, walking back toward reporters on the White House’s South Lawn after hearing the pop star’s name shouted at him.
“I’m sure Taylor Swift has nothing — or doesn’t know anything about her (Blackurn),” Trump said. And then he added, with a laugh: “Let’s say that I like Taylor’s music about 25% less now, OK?”
— Sean Langille (@SeanLangille) October 8, 2018