Newswire: Kanye West offers his belated vote for Donald Trump

Kanye West, who once declared he would run for president in 2020, didn’t actually vote in the 2016 presidential election, but he says if he did it would have been for Donald Trump. West paused his Thursday show in San Jose, California to indulge in one of his traditional stream of consciousness thought exercises to tell the crowd, “If I would have voted, I would have voted on Trump.” It was announcement that was met, as one attendee shared on Twitter, with boos and an awkward sense of disquiet.

West’s reasoning for backing Trump, somewhat predictably, had less to do with substance and more to do with aesthetics. “There’s methods, non-political methods to speaking, that I like, that I feel were very futuristic,” he said. “And that style and that method of communication has proven that it can be a politically correct way of communication. And I …

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