Kanye Addresses Kimmel’s Trump Question, Apologizes for Saying Slavery is ‘A Choice’


A few weeks ago, Jimmy Kimmel rendered Kanye West silent by asking what makes him, the man who famously said George Bush doesn’t care about black people, think that Donald Trump does.

During an interview with WGCI 107.5 Radio, West was asked about that, along with his professed support of Trump.

He once again defended his support of Trump and had this to say about Kimmel’s Trump question (after a bit of a pause):

“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.”

West made his support for Trump clear months ago after a tweetstorm in which he shared off his MAGA hat and the President publicly thanked him for his support.

But during that media blitz, West also made some rather stunning comments about slavery being “a choice.”

He also addressed that during the interview today:

“I don’t know if I properly apologized for how the slavery comment made people feel. I’m sorry for the one-two effect of the MAGA hat into the slave comment, and I’m sorry for people who felt let down by that moment. And also I appreciate you giving me the opportunity to talk to you about the way I was thinking and what I was going through.”

You can watch his comments above, via WGCI 107.5 Radio.

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