Kanye West Battles With White House Reporters: ‘We Have the Right to Bear Arms!’
As Kanye West‘s wild White House meeting with President Trump continued apace, there was, of course, a fiery back and forth with reporters.
Following West’s marathon speech in the Oval Office, he was faced questions about what he said about former president George W. Bush not caring about black people, and why he thinks Trump is different. The rapper responded by saying he was “programmed to think from a victimized mentality” before launching into a spiel about racial tensions and the condition of African Americans around the country.
“Liberals would try to control a black person through the concept of racism because we know we’re very proud emotional people,” West said. “So when I said I like Trump to like someone that’s liberal, they’ll say, ‘oh, but he’s racist.’ You think racism can control me? Oh, that don’t stop me. That’s an invisible wall.”
As West talked about his views on economics, education and the prison system, he was eventually asked for his thoughts on gun violence and the Second Amendment.
“The problem is illegal guns,” Illegal guns is the problem, not legal guns. We have the right to bear arms!”
The discussion continued to address things like stop and frisk, West’s view that “time is a myth,” and whether its possible to get Trump and Colin Kaepernick to appear at the Super Bowl wearing “Make America Great” hats.
Watch above, via CNN.
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