President Donald Trump continued showing Kanye West love on Friday, tweeting out some fresh praise for the rapper who has vigorously embraced him in recent days.
“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!,” said Trump, who added some additional shout outs to the bleachers for Chance the Rapper and Dr. Darrell Scott
“Thank you also to Chance and Dr. Darrell Scott, they really get it (lowest Black & Hispanic unemployment in history).”
After a period of Twitter dormancy, Kanye has emerged in the last week as a vocal defender of Donald Trump, tweeting out increasingly brash statements of support for the president and various right-wing Twitter personalities.
“You don’t have to agree with trump but the mob can’t make me not love him. We are both dragon energy. He is my brother. I love everyone,” said West in a recent tweet. “I don’t agree with everything anyone does. That’s what makes us individuals. And we have the right to independent thought.”
You don't have to agree with trump but the mob can't make me not love him. We are both dragon energy. He is my brother. I love everyone. I don't agree with everything anyone does. That's what makes us individuals. And we have the right to independent thought.
— ye (@kanyewest) April 25, 2018
Though the Trump-West relationship is now receiving new scrutiny, the friendship between the two men is nothing new. West met with Trump during the presidential transition for a one-on-one in Trump Tower in December 2016.
At the time Trump said Kanye was a “good man” and the two had been “friends for a long time.”
The Trump-Kanye relationship isn't exactly new. Remember this moment from the transition
TRUMP: "He's a good man … We've been friends for a long time." pic.twitter.com/0ge3V6CVZd
— Jon Levine (@LevineJonathan) April 23, 2018
Trump also refers to Chance the Rapper, who in a tweet defended Kanye’s decision to support the president. Chance is involved in various endeavors through his SocialWorks charity.
Black people don’t have to be democrats.
— Chance The Rapper (@chancetherapper) April 25, 2018