Kanye West: I’d have voted for Trump, if I voted
Rapper Kanye West says he would have voted for Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpSenate advances public lands bill in late-night vote Warren, Democrats urge Trump to back down from veto threat over changing Confederate-named bases Esper orders ‘After Action Review’ of National Guard’s role in protests MORE if he had cast a ballot on Election Day.
“I said something that was kind of politically correct,” West told listeners during a concert in San Jose, Calif., late Thursday. “I told y’all I didn’t vote, right?
“What I didn’t tell you. … If I were to have voted, I would have voted on Trump,” West added, inspiring a mix of boos and cheers.
West also suggested the internet distorted the state of the 2016 race between Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonWhite House accuses Biden of pushing ‘conspiracy theories’ with Trump election claim Biden courts younger voters — who have been a weakness Trayvon Martin’s mother Sybrina Fulton qualifies to run for county commissioner in Florida MORE into an echo chamber.
“Echoing is what made people think Hillary was going to win,” he said during his first performance since Trump’s victory last week. “You thought because what the internet was telling you, that she was going to win.”
West additionally reaffirmed he will launch a White House run in 2020, vowing he would serve as a “different type of president” if he wins.
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“I’m a human being too. I have feelings,” he said. “I like the debates. I’m a guy and a rapper, I’m a non-political rebel, the debates were entertaining.”
West spontaneously announced during the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards he would launch an Oval Office bid in 2020 after a performance.
West played during a Democratic National Committee fundraiser in San Francisco last month, an event also featuring a speech from President Obama.