President Trump Thinks Kanye West Leads the Charge After Rapper Shows Support on ‘SNL’
Kanye West's unwavering support for President Trump was on full display after the live cameras stopped rolling during his appearance on the 44th season premiere episode of Saturday Night Live on Sept. 29. No. 45 has taken notice and is giving his one-man promo team props for helping get the good word out.
After a star-studded performance featuring Lil Pump, Kid Cudi, Teyana Taylor and 070 Shake, West went in, venting to the crowd about his political leanings while rocking a MAGA hat. Of course, Trump got some love. "So many times, I talk to a White person about this and they say, 'How could you like Trump, he's racist?' Well uh, if I was concerned about racism I would have moved out of America a long time ago," he told the crowd. He continued to say he would not be bullied for his allegiance to the current leader of the free world.
Trump had to be rubbing his hands like Birdman when he got wind of this. On Sunday (Sept. 30), he reacted on Twitter in appreciation. "Like many, I don’t watch Saturday Night Live (even though I past hosted it) - no longer funny, no talent or charm," Trump wrote. "It is just a political ad for the Dems. Word is that Kanye West, who put on a MAGA hat after the show (despite being told 'no'), was great. He’s leading the charge!"
'Ye might have a friend in Trump, but others are tired of the rapper's rhetoric. Swizz Beatz slammed Kanye for the scene he made on SNL, on Sunday. "I hear you talking 'bout you getting bullied for the [MAGA] hat," Swizz said on Instagram. "It feel kinda funny, 'cause we were just talking about the hat less than 48 hours ago. Teyana Taylor was in the studio. Ferg was in the studio. A bunch of people was in the studio. And I was just addressing how uncomfortable the culture feels with you representing somebody that's blatantly hurting our people."
He continued, "We love you, we not bullying you. But you gotta stop. That shit ain't right." In the same video, Swizzy also previewed a new track titled "Fuck the MAGA Hat."
Check out Presi Trump's tweet of support for Kanye West below.
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