President Donald Trump isn’t the only powerful right winger Kanye West knows on a firsthand basis. As it turns out, he’s also spoken to Fox News’ Sean Hannity.
Preparing to interview Turning Point USA Communications Director Candace Owens Thursday night, Hannity said he’d talked with the rapper during a call she facilitated herself.
“We actually FaceTimed,” Hannity recalled, though it was not clear exactly when the discussion between the two took place.
Hannity then began piling on the praise for West, who has been the target of criticism in the wake of his Oval Office meeting with the commander in chief earlier.
“What I really liked about it is all he wants is answers,” Hannity said. “All he wants is solutions. All he wants is opportunities. And that’s what impressed me. I agree with prison reform, I agree with more jobs, I want more made in America, I want a better economy and I want safe neighborhoods.”
Responding to Hannity’s apparent bewilderment as to why the artist would receive backlash, Owens said the problem is “the fact that he likes our president and “the fact that he’s bringing forth an optimistic message.”
“The left has become the party of hate and division,” she said. “Kanye is talking about love and unity and support for our president who is doing a tremendous job.”
Watch the clip above via Fox News.
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