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Laura Ingraham Mocks Taylor Swift After Republican Triumph in Tennessee: ‘Haters Gonna Hate’

The Fox News host also declared Oprah and Will Ferrell among the night’s ”biggest losers“

Fox News host Laura Ingraham offered a trollish tweet to Taylor Swift on Tuesday evening, mocking the musician over her supported of Tennessee Senate candidate Phil Bredesen, who came up short in his race against Republican Marsha Blackburn.

“Hey @taylorswift13, haters gonna hate,” she said adding a “#shakeitoff” hashtag — a reference to a hit song by Swift. Despite Republicans loosing control of the House of Representatives, Ingraham also used the evening to take shots at other celebrities including Oprah and Will Ferrell, who she lumped among the night’s “biggest losers.”

Swift — one of entertainment’s most famously apolitical celebrities — broke her silence in 2018, urging fans in a lengthy Instagram post to back Bredesen.

“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.”

In her post, Swift cited Blackburn’s vote against the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act, her opposition to same-sex marriage and other issues as the reason for her decision.


Though the Democratic house takeover was unquestionably the night’s biggest story, many of the most high profile, celebrity-backed races went against Democrats Tuesday evening. Hollywood favorite Beto O’Rourke was defeated by Sen. Ted Cruz, losing by more than 200,000 votes. While Georgia’s Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams appears to have lost her race to Secretary of State Brian Kemp.

Another Democrat, Andrew Gillum came up short in his race for governor of Florida to the staunchly pro-Trump Ron DeSantis. The loss raises grave questions about the ability of Democrats to take the state in the coming 2020 presidential matchup.