Donna Brazile: Kanye ‘repeated bad stereotypes about black people’ in White House visit

Donna Brazile: Kanye ‘repeated bad stereotypes about black people’ in White House visit
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Former interim Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Donna Brazile said that Kanye West's visit to the White House last week was "embarrassing" and that West "repeated bad stereotypes about black people."

"I thought it was another episode of the Kardashians, featuring Donald Trump," Brazile told ABC's "This Week" regarding the visit. "It was embarrassing."

"It's not about a black man sitting in the Oval Office hugging a white man, it's about a black man who did not know his history who went out there and repeated bad stereotypes about black people," she said.


"I was embarrassed."

"Kanye needs help," she said. "I love Kanye West. He's a genius."

West has been a vocal advocate for President TrumpDonald John TrumpProtesters tear down statue of Christopher Columbus in Baltimore 'Independence Day' star Bill Pullman urges Americans to wear a 'freedom mask' in July 4 PSA Protesters burn American flag outside White House after Trump's July Fourth address MORE, which has garnered him criticism from some in the African-American community. The president has embraced West, tweeting in August that "he is willing to tell the TRUTH" on Trump's policies helping the black community.

Brazile was a particularly vocal critic of West on the day of his visit to the White House, tweeting that West had "set us back 155 years."

"Wish #SojournerTruth could have met him outside the White House and #FrederickDouglas inside the Oval Office," she said.

She asserted that former President Obama would not have become the first black president "with this crap."