Maxine Waters on Kanye West: He sometimes 'talks out of turn'

Rep. Maxine WatersMaxine Moore WatersOn The Money: Trump signs short-term spending bill to avoid shutdown | Pelosi casts doubt on USMCA deal in 2019 | California high court strikes down law targeting Trump tax returns Harris, Waters release 0 billion affordable housing bill Congress extends flood insurance program for 13th time since 2017 MORE (D-Calif.) on Monday weighed in on Kanye West's recent comments about President TrumpDonald John TrumpWatergate prosecutor says that Sondland testimony was 'tipping point' for Trump In private moment with Trump, Justice Kennedy pushed for Kavanaugh Supreme Court nomination: book Obama: 'Everybody needs to chill out' about differences between 2020 candidates MORE, praising the rapper for his contributions to the African-American community while also saying he sometimes "talks out of turn."

Waters, speaking to Politico on Monday during a meeting with Congressional Black Caucus members to discuss diversity in Silicon Valley, said that while the Grammy Award–winning artist "is a very creative young man," he sometimes needs help to "formulate some of his thoughts." 

“Kanye West is a very creative young man who has presented some of the most revolutionary material in the African-American community," Waters told Politico at the event. "But we also think that sometimes Kanye West talks out of turn and perhaps sometimes he needs some assistance in helping him to formulate some of his thoughts.”

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"We don’t think that he actually means to do harm, but we’re not sure he really understands the impact of what he’s saying, at the time that he’s saying it and how that weighs on, particularly the African-American community — and for young people in general," she added. "And I think maybe he should think twice about politics, and maybe not have so much to say."

West caused a stir on social media last week when he tweeted his support for Trump, whom he called his "brother."

“We are both dragon energy. He is my brother,” West tweeted.

Trump repeatedly touted West's support, thanking the rapper on Twitter and praising West for doing "a great service to the Black Community." 

Waters has regularly called for Trump to either resign or be impeached.