Years ago, Taylor Swift released an album titled "Red."
Nevertheless, this beloved solo artist stunned the universe this week when she made her political opinion known for the first time in her professional life, revealing herself to be...
... a democrat!
Or at least to be supporting a pair of democrats in her home state of Tennessee: Phil Bredesen for Senate and Jim Cooper for House of Representatives.
Cooper is running against Marsha Blackburn, who Swift wrote on Instagram has a voting record in Congress that "appalls and terrifies me," explaining thusly:
"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."
Asked about these comments on the White House lawn on Monday afternoon, President Trump said, sort of humorously:
“Let’s say that I like Taylor’s music about 25 percent less now."
He added more specifically:
"Marsha Blackburn is doing a very good job in Tennessee. She’s leading now substantially which she should.
"She’s a tremendous woman. I’m sure Taylor Swift doesn’t know anything about her."
Swift actually outlined her take in a very detailed, calm and fair manner.
But she's been pilloried by republicans nevertheless, of course.
They apparently think Kanye West is a well-educated political guru who should be listened to and respected when it comes to his opinion...
... but Swift is a vapid moron whose viewpoint she be scoffed at, naturally.
“So @taylorswift13 has every right to be political but it won’t impact election unless we allow 13 yr old girls to vote,” Mike Huckabee tweeted for instance. “Still with #MarshaBlackburn.”
Okay, but -- who wants to do the math for the former Governor and explain to him how old Taylor Swift fans who started following her after the release of her first album in 2006 are now?
WATCH TRUMP'S RESPONSE TO SWIFT IN THE VIDEO FEATURED HERE.