Political Post Affects Donald Trump's Opinion on Taylor Swift
When it comes to celebrities and Donald Trump, the media avidly awaits for a twitter war and comebacks for the tweeters in the hot seat. The most recent of incidents involves the President of the United States and America's sweetheart; Taylor Swift. This time the media platform used to express a political opinion on Trumps presidency took place, not on Twitter, but on Instagram. The 400 worded Instagram post written by teen pop singer, Taylor Swift, made international news and obviously reached the ears of Donald Trump. The president didn't take kindly to the international singer's opinion, on a representative he supports, explaining why she could not vote for republican representative Marsha Blackburn of Tennessee.
Donald Trump was interviewed and asked his opinion on Taylor Swift's post to which he responded; "Let's say that I like Taylor's music about 25% less now, okay".
Taylor disagrees with Marsha Blackburn's values and urged her fans not to vote for the Republican. Her Instagram post stated; "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." Taylor's post then went on to clearly state; "I cannot vote for Marsha Blackburn. She also mentions that her voting record with regards to congress terrifies and appals her. The post continued on to say how the singer felt about the candidate running and the impact of the post has been believed to have affected the polls.
Trump, who has had a reputation for being opinionated on social media platforms, has also been loved and hated by followers. Before he became the President of the US, Donald Trump was and still is a successful business entrepreneur. In 1984 Trump opened Trump Plaza which contained 614 rooms, restaurants, a health club and a massive casino directly next to Caesars Atlantic City.
In 1985, Donald Trump proceeded with obtaining and securing the Hilton Hotel which he then renamed Trump's Castle Hotel and Casino.
The Trump TajMahal Casino Resort was opened in 1990, making it the third casino owned by the President of the United States. But that was not to be the final gambling institution bought and owned by the business guru, in 1996 Trump's World Fair opened to the gambling public but was to be closed down only 3 years later. The business entrepreneur has been said to have gone from casino boss to president, becoming highly influential across the online world in the industry of casinos, and now, everything else.
Other businesses bought and developed by Trump include; Trump's International Hotel and Tower, 18 golf courses, universities, TV Reality Shows and even beauty pageants.
Even though Donald Trump has been successful in many of his business ventures, he has also seen many failures. Those failures have been partly attributed to the rise of online gambling and casinos available to Americans and Canadian players who travel frequently to casino destinations. The same could be said at how he has created many enemies in stardom but has also managed to gain some followers. His success has made front page news and regardless of how his followings judge him, he manages to stay in the top headlines across the world.
Throughout Trump's history of having an online presence in social media there have been some interesting wars similar to that of his response to Taylor Swift's political post. Amongst some of the more commonly known famed names involved in banter directed at Trump are Cher, Bette Midler, Jon Stewart, Vanity Fair, Seth Meyers, Bill Cosby, David Letterman, Jerry Seinfeld, Robert DeNiro and Rosie O'Donnell.
There have been many more opinionated social giants to have taken to publicly voicing their opinions on Trump and it's expected the media will see many more incidents such as the Taylor Swift debacle. Regardless, the media is on high alert and looking for the next story to sell. Something we can all say we find entertaining.
Taylor Swift currently sits on 83.6 million followers on Twitter, 4 million more than Donald Trump and 112 million on Instagram. The post on Instagram has been liked more than 1.7 million times since she made her opinion public and has been responsible for a huge spike in voter registrations as a consequence.