Trump On Kanye: ‘I Like Him A Lot, He’s A Friend’

"I’ve known him for a long time"

Rapper Kanye West, left, shakes hands with U.S. President Donald Trump during a meeting in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018.
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The ongoing bromance between President Trump and Kanye West continued this week when the famed rapper visited the White House to discuss various issues, including prison reform.

Speaking with Fox & Friends in a phone interview, Trump called Kanye a "good friend" and appreciated his support.

"I like him a lot, he’s been a friend of mine, I’ve known him for a long time," Trump said. "He’s a very different kind of a guy, I say that in a very positive way … those that are in the music business say he’s a genius and that’s ok with me."

Thanks to a booming economy, in which black unemployment now stands at a record low, the president has seen increased support within the black American community, according to a recent Reuters poll. Trump credited West's support for this enthusiasm among black voters.

"He’s got a big following in the African American community, a big following, and he has in a lot of communities," Trump said. "He is respected and he is a great guy."

While President Trump may think Kanye West is a great guy, the Left now thinks of him as a dim-witted Uncle Tom who lost his mind somewhere in "The Sunken Place." Just this week, a whole panel on CNN derided him as a "token negro."

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