Kimmel Leaves Kanye West Speechless By Asking if Trump Cares About Black People


Kanye West appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live! last night for a roller coaster interview, in which the rapper, producer and designer raved about his love for President Donald Trump.

West’s admiration for Trump — which appears to stem from an appreciation that of the businessman’s unlikely ascent to the presidency — contrasts with his previous views on Republican presidents, namely George W. Bush.

The rapper famously once said, on a live Hurricane Katrina telethon as Mike Meyers stood awkwardly by, that “George Bush doesn’t care about black people.”

As West told Kimmel about his support for the current Republican president on Thursday night, the late night host asked about his previous remarks.

“You so famously and so powerfully said George Bush doesn’t care about black people, it makes me wonder what makes you think that Donald Trump does?” Kimmel asked. “Or any people at all.”

After West stared silently for several seconds, Kimmel said “Why don’t we take a break and we’ll come back.” After the break, Kimmel moved on from the Trump conversation to ask West about his family.

Watch above, via ABC.

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