This week, Kanye West made a return to Jimmy Kimmel Live! for a candid interview. Among other topics, Kimmel brought up Ye’s controversial support of President Donald Trump, a decision he defended at length over the course of their chat. Now, the president himself has thanked Kanye for his appearance, taking to Twitter (where else) to voice his approval.
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
Applauding Kanye for telling the “TRUTH,” Trump says he is “honored” by the support, going on to add that “It is making a big difference!” The president also notes an unsubstantiated “FACT” on African-American unemployment reaching a level that is the “lowest ever recorded in the history of our Country,” a subject that is never brought up in Kanye’s chat with Kimmel.
What they did discuss involved the backlash to Kanye’s initial support of the president in April. He notes that those around him “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.”
Watch Kanye’s full interview with Kimmel below.
Read our op-ed on why Kanye West’s support of Donald Trump makes a whole lot of sense right here.