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Trump likes Taylor Swift '25 per cent less' after political post

Press Trust of India  |  Washington 

now likes "25 per cent less" after the pop star broke her political silence and revealed she was backing two Democratic candidates for the upcoming US mid-term elections.

Trump hit back at Swift a day after the 28-year-old singer-songwriter endorsed Phil Bredesen, a former governor, over Republican in her home state of race.

"I'm sure has nothing - or doesn't know anything about her (Blackurn)," Trump said when told about Swift's political leanings.

"Let's say that I like Taylor's music about 25 per cent less now, OK?" Trump was quoted as saying by the

Swift endorsed Bredesen and for the November 6 midterm polls in a long post on Sunday, breaking her years-long policy of keeping her to herself.

"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," she wrote.

Swift criticised Republican nominee Blackburn for her voting record on gender equality.

"Her voting record in appals and terrifies me," she wrote, citing the politician's votes against equal pay and domestic violence legislation.

Speaking outside the on Monday, Trump told reporters, "is doing a very good job in She's leading now, substantially, as she should. She's a tremendous woman, I am sure does not know anything about her".

In his previous tweets posted in 2012, the US described Swift as "fantastic" and "terrific" and had thanked her for taking a picture with him.

"Thanks for the beautiful picture - you are fantastic!" Trump had said in a tweet in 2012.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Tue, October 09 2018. 15:20 IST