‘Kanye is over’: Fury after rapper tweets support for Trump
West returned to Twitter last week after a prolonged absence, and he immediately set tongues wagging by praising a black conservative and arguing that “thought police want to suppress freedom of thought.”
On Wednesday, though, he turned it up to 11 by posting a picture of a MAGA hat autographed by Trump and saying he’s “not scared of the media” anymore.
He also tweeted that “the mob can’t make me not love” Trump. “We are both dragon energy. He is my brother,” West added.
Trump thanked the rapper for his support.
West’s endorsement of Trump cost him more than 10 million followers, and angry denunciations from those who could not stomach that a rapper who once argued that former President George W. Bush “doesn’t care about black people” is now siding with the “oppressor.”
West’s wife Kim Kardashian first asked him to clarify that he does not agree with Trump on everything.
When that failed to mollify the angry mob, Kim tried shaming them for insinuating Kanye has mental health problems.
“He’s a free thinker, is that not allowed in America?” she tweeted. “Because some of his ideas differ from yours you have to throw in the mental health card? That’s just not fair.”
To the media trying to demonize my husband let me just say this... your commentary on Kanye being erratic & his tweets being disturbing is actually scary. So quick to label him as having mental health issues for just being himself when he has always been expressive is not fair— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) April 25, 2018
Meanwhile, posters with West’s face and Trump’s re-election slogan “Keep America Great” have been popping up across US cities.
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