Donald Trump on Friday took to Twitter to praise Kanye West following the rapper’s recent “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” appearance, in which he defended his decision to support Trump during his bid for the White House.
“Thank you to Kanye West and the fact that he is willing to tell the TRUTH,” Trump tweeted before claiming that unemployment rates for African Americans are “the lowest ever recorded in the history of our Country.”
“So honored by this,” the president continued. “Thank you Kanye for your support. It is making a big difference!”
The Chicago rapper was a guest on the talk show Thursday night and recalled how during the 2016 presidential election, “every time I said I liked Trump” he was told “that I couldn’t say it out loud or my career would be over.”
“I didn’t have the confidence to take on the world and the possible backlash and it took me a year and a half to have the confidence to stand up and put on the hat no matter what the consequences were,” West explained, referring to his “Make America Great Again” hat.
Check out Kanye West's interview with "Jimmy Kimmel Live!."