Feature Image Credit: In this Dec. 13, 2016, file photo, then-President-elect Donald Trump and Kanye West pose for a picture in the lobby of Trump Tower in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
“When I see people just even like go at the president, it’s like why not try love?” – Kanye West
Kanye West is described as many things. Musical savant, designer, the spouse of Kim Kardashian and Trump supporter are just four that top a long list. The latter, the artist’s unwavering praise for the president, has been particularly vexing to his fans and celebrities that run in his circle. Even singer John Legend’s plea for Kanye to “reconsider aligning” himself Trump was snuffed by the rapper.
— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) April 26, 2018
Jimmy Kimmel is the latest A-lister to question Kanye’s love for Trump, who he once referred to as a “brother” on Twitter, prompting Trump’s now famed response, “Thank you Kanye, very cool!”
However, unlike Legend, it looks like Kimmel may have actually gotten through to the star with this loaded question on his Thursday night show’s episode: “You so famously and so powerfully said ‘George Bush doesn’t care about black people.’ It make me wonder what makes you think that Donald Trump does — or any people at all.”
The inquiry rendered Kanye speechless.
Just moments before the style icon had been preaching about how those attacking the president should “try love,” just “hug somebody” and “think of everyone as our family” to diffuse the “nuclear bomb of hate that we are in as a society.” That’s when Kimmel cleverly brought up parents being separated at the border and struck!
A hasty cut to a commercial break left viewers with no answer from Kanye. But, no words from the entertainer, notorious for his rants, is telling in itself. In this case, silence really does speak louder than words.
In the podcast below, host Ethan Bearman and Dr. Drew discuss their thoughts on Kanye’s lack of response.