President Donald Trump continues to prove that his take on the responsibilities associated with leading the United States of America includes plenty of time to watch television — or to at least gripe about it.
This weekend, Saturday Night Live returned after going on hiatus for the summer, and its musical guest for the first episode of season 44 was none other than Kanye West, the rap artist who’s already got an established friendly relationship with the president.
Trump issued a public statement in his favor — since that’s what presidents do these days, apparently — tweeting:
‘Like many, I don’t watch Saturday Night Live (even though I past hosted it) – no longer funny, no talent or charm. It is just a political ad for the Dems. Word is that Kanye West, who put on a MAGA hat after the show (despite being told “no”), was great. He’s leading the charge!’
It’s true — during his time on SNL, West appeared sporting a Trump campaign hat. To the president and his supporters, seeking to be “edgy” to the point of — wait for it — wearing a red hat is apparently an act of unparalleled political courage.
During his time on the show, West ranted in support of the president. Ironically, a quick perusal of what West actually said reveals that he acknowledged that Trump is racist!
He said, Deadline shares:
‘If I was concerned about racism, I would have moved out of America a long time ago. We don’t just make our decisions off of racism. I’ma break it down to you right now: If someone inspires me and I connect with them, I don’t have to believe in all their policies.’
In other words, yes, Trump puts forward racist policies, but West doesn’t care.
This is the state of the support base that the president is so proud of.
Check out Twitter’s response below.
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