Don Lemon: Kanye Embarrassed Black Americans With White House 'Minstrel Show'

Cristina Cross
October 13, 2018

"He's a very different kind of a guy, I say that in a very positive way. those that are in the music business say he's a genius and that's OK with me".

Lemon also slammed "Sean Hannity and his band of hypocrites" for criticizing President Barack Obama for having the rapper Common in the White House while praising West for supporting Trump. "He has to be the freshest, the flyest, the flyest planes, the best factories".

And indeed it was: The topics ranged from prison reform to the economy, and West covered the gamut. "A good surprise, I would say-it's always nice to see your designs being thought well for".

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During a phone interview with Fox & Friends on Thursday (Oct. 11), Trump gushed about his upcoming meeting with the Yandhi rapper, and suggested that through West's endorsement of him, his support numbers, specifically with African-Americans, saw an uptick.

Fallon: "During his meeting in the Oval Office, Kanye took out his cellphone and you could actually see his passcode when he typed it in".

The president said he was "pretty impressed" by Kanye's speech, and at one point the musician came up to Trump saying "I love this guy right here. You made a Superman cape for me".

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On Blck democrats, he said: "People expect that if you're black, you have to be Democrat", he said.

They also blasted West's remarks on addressing police brutality and race in general, with Velshi calling it "mostly nonsense". "So I think this was about Trump and the white community, not about anything to do with minorities". He visited the real estate billionaire in Trump Tower shortly after the unexpected election results, and has been vocal about his love for Trump ever since.

West is married to reality television star Kim Kardashian West, who successfully pushed Trump to grant a pardon to a drug offender earlier this year.

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He told Trump: "My dad and my mom separated, so there was not a lot of male energy in my home, and also I'm married to a family that, you know, not a lot of male energy, going on - it's attractive though". West shot back, "Only after 2024".

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