Kanye West Slams Liberals for ‘Bullying’ Trump Supporters
Hip hop mega star Kanye West ripped liberals for “bullying” supporters of President Trump.
In a wide-ranging interview with David Letterman, West brought up Trump, even though Letterman hadn’t asked him about the president.
“This is like my thing with Trump—we don’t have to feel the same way, but we have the right to feel what we feel,” West said. The singer also said that when he wears his “Make America Great Again” hat — which Trump gave him during his visit to the White House — he says it’s “not about politics” but rather just his own attempt to “break the stigma” about supporting for Trump, Variety reported.
Letterman picked up the subject. “So if I see a person that I admire talking about Donald Trump can think whatever he does, I wonder if those thoughts, indirectly, aren’t hurting people who are already being hurt.”
West said Trump supporters are “treated like enemies of America because that’s what they felt.” Letterman said Trump isn’t helping his case, West said, “Have you ever been beat up in your high school for wearing the wrong hat?”
Asked who the real bullies in America are at the moment, West said, “Liberals bully people who are Trump supporters!”
“Did you vote for Trump?” Letterman asked.
“I’ve never voted in my life,” Kanye said.
“Then you don’t have a say in this,” Letterman said, drawing cheers from the crowd.
But West does have a say in this. He has millions and millions of followers on social media and lately, he’s been relishing his megaphone.
Last October, West held court in the Oval Office in perhaps the most extraordinary summit ever to occur in that hallowed office.
He was brilliant, profane, braggadocious, spacey, defensive, ethereal, pragmatic and flat-out weird during the 20-minute pool spray, when the media was trotted in.
On the Second Amendment, West said, “Illegal guns is the problem, not legal guns.” Then he showed Trump a picture on his phone of a hydrogen-powered “iPlane1.” “This is what our President should be flying in!” West said.
After answering a question from the media, West said: “I don’t answer questions in simple soundbites. You are tasting a fine wine. It has multiple notes to it.” Later, he speculated that “We might have been here before, but right now we’re here together.”
At one point, sitting across from the most powerful man in the world, West said President Trump “might not have expected to have a crazy motherf**ker run up and support.”
But he was also brilliant. At another point, West cut to the very essence of the political discord in America right now, after he said, “We need to stop working on red and blue. It’s like a gang again!”
“We can bend a bit on this side, we can bend a bit on that side, and we can learn how to be malleable …. We don’t have to stick to our old traditions. We aren’t a side — we are one unit, we are one country, we are one moment in history and time,” West said.
Then West revealed a true insight into the strategy of liberals, who have sought to tear Trump down since the minute he took office.
Here’s what he said: “What I need ‘Saturday Night Live’ to improve on, what I need the liberals to improve on, is if he don’t look good, WE don’t look good. This is our president! He has to be the freshest, the flyest!”
“The Freshest, The Flyest.”Maybe that’ll be Trump’s motto in 2020.