90 Miles From Tyranny : Kanye stands up to Kimmel’s grilling on Trump support: ‘Liberals can’t bully me’

Friday, August 10, 2018

Kanye stands up to Kimmel’s grilling on Trump support: ‘Liberals can’t bully me’

Kanye West sat down with Weeping Jimmy Kimmel Thursday evening, marking his first appearance on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” in five years, and the rapper was adamant that he would not be bullied over his support for President Donald Trump.

The late night comedian, who missed his calling as a CNN reporter, commented on West’s wife, Kim Kardashian, meeting with Trump back in May to make a clemency request on behalf of a non-violent first-time drug offender serving life, to set up a cheap shot at the president.

“Were you ever concerned about her being alone in the Oval Office with President Trump?” Kimmel asked.

“Well, he is a player,” West joked, making light of the barb.

Not satisfied, Kimmel, a resident member of the Trump Derangement Syndrome crowd, asked his guest if he thinks Trump is a good president, but West wasn’t about to be put on the spot for supporting the president, or get drawn into a debate over his actions.

“Everyone around me tried to pick my candidate for me,” he said, “and then told me every time I said I liked Trump that I couldn’t say it out loud or my career would be over. I’d get kicked out of the black community because blacks, we are supposed to have a monolithic thought, blacks can only be Democrats and all.”

West said he had lost his confidence after being released from the hospital — the rapper, who has since revealed that he is bi-polar, was hospitalized in late 2016 for exhaustion — and explained that acknowledging his support for Trump marked a...

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