Laura Ingraham Trolls Taylor Swift After GOP Victory in Tennessee: "Haters Gonna Hate"
After Swift's preferred candidate Phil Bredesen lost to Republican Marsha Blackburn in the Senate, Ingraham took to Twitter to mock the pop star.
Fox News host Laura Ingraham on Tuesday night took to social media to mock Taylor Swift and her support of Democrat Phil Bredesen in the 2018 midterm elections.
The strong conservative and Trump supporter used Swift's own lyrics against her after the Tennessee candidate lost the Senate race to his Republican opponent, Marsha Blackburn. "Hey @taylorswift13, haters gonna hate," she wrote, adding a "#shakeitoff" hashtag — a clear reference to Swift's 2014 hit.
Republicans lost control of the House of Representatives to Democrats after an eight-year reign. However, the GOP gained ground in the Senate and preserved key governorships.
Swift has yet to respond to Ingraham's trolling. After years of staying silent on her political views — for which she had been widely criticized — Swift finally spoke out in early October. In a lengthy Instagram post, the Nashville resident revealed why she was backing Bredesen. Swift also endorsed Jim Cooper for the House of Representatives. The Democrat, who has held the seat since 2003, was re-elected to Tennessee's 5th Congressional District.
"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," said Swift. "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."
The Grammy winner said that Blackburn's vote against the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act and her opposition to same-sex marriage impacted her decision not to vote for Blackburn.
The right-leaning Ingraham also took aim at a handful of public figures who expressed support for Democratic candidates ahead of the elections. According to the news personality, Oprah Winfrey, Will Ferrell and former President Barack Obama were among the night's "biggest losers." All three had endorsed Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams, who was awaiting the final accounting of ballots as of Wednesday morning. Her opponent is Republican Brian Kemp.