President Donald Trump has publicly praised Kanye West for his support during the rapper’s recent TV appearance on the Jimmy Kimmel show.
Trump, who has a growing relationship with Kanye, took to Twitter in a bid to thank the musician: “Thank you to Kanye West and the fact that he is willing to tell the TRUTH,” he wrote. “One new and great FACT – African American unemployment is the lowest ever recorded in the history of our Country. So honored by this. Thank you Kanye for your support. It is making a big difference!”
Kanye’s appearance on Kimmel raised more than a few eyebrows. However, following his controversial appearance on TMZ, Kanye this time managed to avoid causing major headlines with his somewhat outspoken opinion. However, during the interview, Kaney did face a slightly awkward moment when Kimmel prompted him on Trump’s policies: “Whether we like his personality or not, his actions are really what matter. You so famously and so powerfully said ‘George Bush doesn’t care about black people.’ It makes me wonder, what makes you think that Donald Trump does?”
Kanye, seemingly taken back by Kimmel, fell silent for what felt like an uncomfortably long time before Kimmel sent the show went to an advertisement break.
Upon the show’s return, Kanye delved a little deeper into his reasoning behind his vote in 2016: “Everyone around me tried to pick my candidate for me,” he said. “And then told me every time I said I liked Trump that I couldn’t say it out loud or my career would be over. I’d get kicked out of the black community because blacks, we are supposed to have a monolithic thought, we can only be Democrats and all.”