by Kylie Handler, editor
Fox News’ “Final Thoughts” host Tomi Lahren just issued a strong warning to conservatives: Do not become attached to rapper Kanye West because he’s suddenly become a conservative thinker.
Last week, West began firing off tweets in support of President Donald Trump, and partnered up with conservative commentators Candace Owens and Charlie Kirk.
Lahren to urge her fans to exercise caution over jumping on West’s bandwagon given his history.
“I’ve been skeptical of Kanye’s ‘awakening’ from the beginning. But I mostly kept my mouth shut, because I was cautiously optimistic,” Lahren explained on Wednesday.
Take look at Lahren’s urgent warning here —
“Conservatives, Trump supporters, and free thinkers: Please do not attach yourselves to Kanye West. It will backfire. Mark my words. It. WILL. backfire,” she warned.
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West shocked the nation last week when he came out in support of Trump — but it was not the first time the controversial popstar has jumped headfirst into politics. In 2006 during a Hurricane Katrinia fundraiser, he proclaimed that “George Bush doesn’t care about black people.”
“It’s certainly true he always marches to the beat of his own drum. And for that, I give him credit. He’s unconventional, and a loose cannon. And if he opens eyes and minds of a demographic largely unaware of the merits of conservatism, independent thought and support for our president – wonderful,” explained Lahren.
“But this president did not win based on the whims of the celebrity elite. He won because he focused on the average American. So do NOT make Kanye – or any celebrity – a messiah,” she continued.
As Lahren points out, the demographic that voted for Trump was the working class, the everyday Americans — which West definitely is not.
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West is another Hollywood celebrity that feeds off of the attention he receives. Some critics have even suggested that he is using his conservative “awakening” as a publicity stunt.
“Maybe I’m wrong, but I think Kanye’s change of heart has little to do with Trump, politics, or free thought – and a heck of a lot more to do with Kanye promoting Kanye – as usual,” said Lahren.
She added, “If I’m planning to drop a single in a week, what better way to promote it than nab all the headlines and get the whole world talking – about me. What is the most outrageous thing I could say to shock everyone? Oh, right: Come out in support of Donald Trump. That’ll do it!”
West may be supporting Trump now, as he has more music on the way, but in the next week or month when he album has already made millions — will he still be supporting the president?
If it turns out the rapper was disingenuous and flips a switch, it could make bandwagon backers look foolish. As Lahren suggests, exercise hopeful optimism — but caution — when supporting West’s “awakening.”
–Kylie Handler is a news editor for The Horn News