LISTEN: Rush Thinks Trump-Kanye Meeting Was About Beginning to Steal Low-Info Votes from Libs
President-elect Donald Trump has been meeting with a variety of people as he prepares to move into the White House. That’s not unusual, as he has a decent amount of work ahead of him.
However, earlier this week, when Trump found time to meet with singer Kanye West, many people were surprised.
Conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh weighed in on the matter on his show on Tuesday, and he said it could actually be seen as a smart move on Trump’s part.
His rationale was that West was the “prophet” of low-information voters, and could therefore possibly influence them. West had already gone on a pro-Trump rant during a concert last month.
“Why wouldn’t you want to hang out with Kanye West?” Limbaugh said.
“I mean, if you’re Donald Trump and you’re trying to spread your realm and your sphere of influence everywhere, Kanye West — who is the prophet!” he said. “I mean, he is the king of the low-information crowd, by definition.”
You can listen to Rush’s comments here:
This is actually a good point. Trump is trying to expand the Republican base, not just unite it. A move like this indicates that he might be trying to make inroads where conservatives have traditionally just given up.
Trump could be using West to appeal to what Limbaugh refers to as “low-information voters” who live by the social media accounts of the Kardashians and other celebrities. If this is the case, he could actually have a little bit of success.
After all, what does he have to lose?
On the other hand, Trump winning over these voters would be a huge blow to Democrats, who simply can’t take another hit by having Trump steal more of their base.
H/T The Right Scoop