Two interesting things here.
1. Kanye West gets at one reason for the non-traditional support of Trump. It’s less about the issues than the way that Trump’s style and messaging challenges the artificial and hypocritical default politics.
West has been saying that his love of Trump isn’t about Trump’s politics so much as the sheer unlikeliness of his victory, and he makes that point again during the interview: “There were people who said Trump would never win. I’m talking about the it-will-never-happens of the world, people in high school told you things would never happen.”
“Getting out, learning how to not be highly medicated and, you know, just standing up saying I know I could lose a lot of things, but just standing up and saying what you feel, and not even doing a lot of research on it. Having a political opinion that’s overly informed, it’s like knowing how to dress, as opposed to being a child — “I like this.” I hear Trump talk and I’m like, I like the way it sounds, knowing that there’s people who like me that don’t like the way it sounds.”
In other words, it’s less about the issues, than about an inspirational momentum and a challenge to the establishment, and the form of direct communication that everyone in the establishment hates.
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