Michael Steele Takes Trump to Task for His Kanye ‘Bromance’: ‘It Does Not Absolve You’ of Your ‘S-Hole’ Remarks


On Thursday, Kanye West made a much talked about visit to the Oval Office.

Former chairman of the Republican National Committee Michael Steele, however, was not impressed.

Speaking during a panel led by MSNBC’s Nicolle Wallace that included a clip from SNL, Steele said this about West’s appearance where the rapper swore and banged on the Resolute Desk.

To me, it’s unsettling,” Steele said. “The fact of the matter is, I’m sorry, meeting with Kanye does not absolve you of your position on Charlottesville. It does not absolve you on talking about the continent where my ancestors came from as an S-hole… So you can meet with Kanye and have your bromance moment. But the American people see through it and see it for what it is. And if you think the black community is now going to wake up and go, ‘well damn, he met with Kanye. I think I’ll go vote for Trump,’ That’s not how that works.”

Watch above, via MSNBC

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