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Taylor Swift is 'obsessed' with politics now that someone she voted for lost an election

'The person I voted for had always won'

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Pop star Taylor Swift explained her recent increase in political activism in a recent Rolling Stone interview by saying President Donald Trump's win over Hillary Clinton in 2016 shocked her out of "political ambivalence."

Swift, 29, said she wasn't accustomed to being on the losing end of an election. And she also noted that white supremacy is bad.

"There's literally nothing worse than white supremacy," Swift said. "It's repulsive. There should be no place for it. Really, I keep trying to learn as much as I can about politics, and it's become something I'm now obsessed with, whereas before, I was living in this sort of political ambivalence, because the person I voted for had always won ... I think a lot of people are like me, where they just didn't really know that this could happen."

Swift believes that in order to win in 2020, Democrats need to take a page out of Republicans' book. Because to her, being Republican simply means wearing a MAGA hat.

"I do think, as a party, we need to be more of a team," Swift said in the interview. "With Republicans, if you're wearing that red hat, you're one of them. And if we're going to do anything to change what's happening, we need to stick together."

And how do Democrats stick together? By putting aside their differences and going to the mall, so to speak.

"We need to stop dissecting why someone's on our side or if they're on our side in the right way or if they phrased it correctly," Swift said. "We need to not have the right kind of Democrat and the wrong kind of Democrat. We need to just be like, 'You're a Democrat? Sick. Get in the car. We're going to the mall.'"

Sounds like she is not in alignment with Democrats like Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), who recently endorsed the challenger to a pro-life Democratic Illinois representative because he's not liberal enough.

(H/T: Stereogum)

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