Trump thanks Kanye West for his support: He’s ‘performed a great service to the Black Community’


President Trump on Friday lauded Kanye West for his support, tweeting that the rapper has “performed a great service to the Black Community.”

“Kanye West has performed a great service to the Black Community – Big things are happening and eyes are being opened for the first time in Decades – Legacy Stuff!” he tweeted. “Thank you also to Chance and Dr. Darrell Scott, they really get it (lowest Black & Hispanic unemployment in history).”

West made headlines earlier this week after a series of tweets about Trump, saying that “the mob” could not stop him from loving Trump, and sharing a photo of himself in a Make America Great Again hat.

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

Trump thanked West for the support, tweeting that it was “very cool!”

Trump’s Friday morning tweet also praised Chance the Rapper, who said earlier this week that “Black people don’t have to be democrats,” in defense of West against the backlash he received.

Darrell Scott, another person referenced in Trump’s tweet, is a supporter of Trump who served on the presidential transition team.

West’s tweets about Trump sparked a furious response online from some of his supporters, who criticized the rap superstar for offering support for the president. 

In separate tweets, West made clear that his wife, Kim Kardashian West, wanted him to let people know that he did not support everything that Trump had said or done.

In another tweet, West shared texts sent privately by the musician John Legend that were somewhat critical of his public support for Trump.

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