Kanye West: Trump Will Be The Greatest President For Black Voters
West has stepped up is public support for President
Grammy-winner Kanye West has stepped up is public support for President Donald Trump by telling WGCI 107.5 Radio hosts in an interview that Trump is going to do whatever it takes to “do the work” to be a great president for black voters.
The rap star, who recently said that putting on a MAGA hat was standing up to the fear of a liberal backlash, claimed many black voters were too scared to express support for Trump.
“I know black people that voted for Trump that were scared to say out loud. Now that’s some 1984 though-control programming shit,” West said when asked about his support for Trump.
West said he understood people who “would rather have a female president” like Hillary Clinton, “I just don’t agree with it.”
West noted in June that societal pressure to vote for Hillary Clinton felt like an "arranged marriage."
You don't have to agree with trump but the mob can't make me not love him. We are both dragon energy. He is my brother. I love everyone. I don't agree with everything anyone does. That's what makes us individuals. And we have the right to independent thought.— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) April 25, 2018
we got love pic.twitter.com/Edk0WGscp6— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) April 25, 2018
According To Breitbart: The “Ye” rapper told the radio hosts that the facilities housing illegal aliens and children separated from adults was “something that was happening through a lot of different president eras — but now we’re seeing it.”
West said Trump’s election gave black Americans the opportunity “as an entire community to see things that we weren’t seeing when Obama was in office. We as a collective wasn’t woke. Now everybody is woke.”
It echoes comments West made in April when he said “Obama was in office for eight years and nothing in Chicago changed,” adding, that “Obama was our opioids. It made us feel like everything was good.”
Asked if he thinks President Trump care about black people, Kanye West paused for several seconds before saying:
I feel that he cares about the way black people feel about him, and he would like for black people to like him like they did when he was cool in the rap songs and all this.
And he will do the things that are necessary to make that happen because he’s got an ego like all the rest of us, and he wants to be the greatest president, and he knows that he can’t be the greatest president without the acceptance of the black community.
So it’s something he’s gonna work towards, but we’re gonna have to speak to him.
“I got a direct line to ADIDAS. I got a direct line to the President,” West said, “so let’s see what happen with it and how I apply that to the city [of Chicago], because I’m going to apply it.”