This is what President Trump had to say on Fox and Friends this morning:
“He has good taste,” the president interrupted.
Trump attributed West’s support to historically low unemployment in the black community (an oft-repeated though incorrect point, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics). “You know, I have known Kanye a little bit, and I get along with Kanye. I get along with a lot of people, frankly,” Trump said. “He sees that stuff, and he’s smart. And he says, ‘You know what, Trump is doing a much better job than the Democrats did.’”
Mentioning that Chance the Rapper also tweeted, writing, “Black People don’t have to be Democrats,” Doocy asked if Trump thought the black community had been ignored by Republicans of the past. “You know, I think it was just a custom. People don’t realize, you know, if you go back to the Civil War, it was the Republicans that really did the thing. Lincoln was a Republican,” Trump said. “Somehow it changed over the years, and I will say, I really believe it’s changing back. Remember, I was gonna get no black votes, I was gonna get none? Well, I got a lot! I got a lot of support. You know, I should have gotten much more.”
Trump heaped praise on Candace Owens, a YouTube personality and supporter whom West mentioned in one of his tweets, calling her “the hottest thing out there right now.” He also weighed in on Shania Twain, who came out with an apology after fans were upset by her claim she would have voted for Trump.
“Well, I’ll tell you what happened. Shania, who I think is terrific, but she made a mistake by sort of saying, ‘I wish I didn’t go public with it,’ but we know how she feels,” he said. “But people have done that, and they’re amazed at what happens to their business. Because we have tremendous support. We have tremendous fans.”
In the past West has spoken about running for president himself in 2020, but since he’s a Trump fan he has now moved the date to 2024. But now a Southern California artist has gone further. Multiple political street posters are no starting to appear all over Los Angeles California depicting a picture of West himself saying “Keep America Great” with a #Kanye2024.
Here is more on this story via Breitbart:
“Posters advertising the hashtag #KANYE2024, a photo of rap superstar Kanye West, and the slogan “Keep America Great” are popping up all across America, according to various news reports.
Using social media, Kanye is promoting the posters and furthering the meme.
“Kanye West tore a hole in the fabric of reality this weekend by recognizing the wisdom of YouTuber Candace Owens in the most publicly unfiltered way possible, via Twitter,” the street artists said in a statement.
“Donald Trump has proved to all Americans that clarity of vision and the ability to persuade are much stronger assets for a President than political experience. Kanye appears to get this more than anyone else out there,” the statement said, adding, “Candace Owens is fighting for individual sovereignty, self-responsibility and being recognized by Kanye is a watershed moment for this country. We don’t know if Kanye wants to be President, Trump has proved that it creates a huge amount of enemies, but recognizing universal cultural truths is something that cultural icons are better at than politicians, it’s how they build success.”
In the past, West has talked about running for president. Originally, he pegged 2020 as the date. After Donald Trump’s 2016 upset, West moved the date to 2024. West is reportedly a Trump fan and therefore would not want to challenge the president’s re-election bid.
According to the posters, which may or may not come from Team Kanye, if he does run it will be to “Keep America Great” after Trump has spent eight years “Making America Great Again.”
West might also be ingeniously promoting an upcoming album.
Even so, the method of this promotion, West’s obvious desire to expand his base of support by capturing the imagination of Trump voters, is worthy of note. Moreover, his recent defense and promotion of Candace Owens, a black conservative, combined with his refusal back down from that support — despite venomous attack from the left that weaponized West’s family and questioned his mental health — has been fascinating to watch.
West’s cultural clout cannot be underestimated. He has over 18 million Twitter followers and a black man of his stature breaking away from the Leftist Thought Plantation is no small deal for a Democrat Party that simply cannot survive unless it continues to garner upwards of 90 percent of the black vote.
West is a direct threat that, as is his wonderfully belligerent (and American) response to those who would seek to personally destroy him.”
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