Pres. Donald Trump tweeted to Kanye West early Friday night to say he’s “honored” by the rapper’s support.
“Thank you to Kanye West and the fact that he is willing to tell the TRUTH. 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!”
Thank you to Kanye West and the fact that he is willing to tell the TRUTH. 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!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 10, 2018
Trump may have been referring to West’s appearance on the Jimmy Kimmel Show.
“Kanye talks about his passion for music and fashion, what he thinks of Donald Trump, Kim’s trip to Washington D.C. to meet with him, the two motivating forces in the world, overcoming fear, being too caught up in the past, how he feels about people being mad at him, his daughter, his fashion brand, the meaning behind some of the songs on his latest album, his porn preferences, recording his latest albums, mental health, being bipolar, and wanting everyone to be able to express themselves without fear of judgment,” the Kimmel show wrote on its description of the West interview.
West’s first line about Trump got a big laugh, “He is a player.”
But the meme of the day was when Kimmel caught West off-guard.
Jimmy Kimmel calls out @kanyewest about his Bush comment. Asks Kanye about his support of @realDonaldTrump and THIS is what happened. (Also shame on Kimmel for not letting Kanye even respond. Goes right to commercial) pic.twitter.com/saOTFsDvHc
— Gunz (@TheGunzShow) August 10, 2018
But as West sits and ponders for several seconds, Kimmel lets him off the hook and goes to a commercial.
West was roasted on Twitter.
Kimmel: “You once said famously that George Bush does not care about black people, so what makes you think that Donald Trump does?”
— Dylan Farella (@dfarella) August 10, 2018
But the Trump-West bromance seems solid if highly controversial.