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Kimmel’s question on Trump leaves Kanye West stumped

Kimmel’s question on Trump leaves Kanye West stumped

In this December 13, 2016, file photo, then-President-elect Donald Trump and Kanye West pose for a picture in the lobby of Trump Tower in NY.

West: "I knew you were going to ask me".

President Donald Trump thanked Kanye West tonight for his comments to Jimmy Kimmel defending his recent embrace of the MAGAverse.

"As a musician, an African American, a guy out in Hollywood, all these different things - everyone around me tried to pick my candidate for me", he told Kimmel.

Kanye believes that supporting Trump in spite of the harsh criticism meant that he was overcoming his fear of rejection, although he admits that it took some time for him to fully realize this. "That's what makes Ye", he told Kimmel.

Kimmel earlier asked West if he was anxious about his wife, Kim Kardashian West, being alone with the president in the Oval Office.

Kimmel eased into the topic of President Trump by bringing up Kim Kardashian West's part in securing clemency for Alice Marie Johnson. "So, I'm talking with my ring, and I talk with my hands a lot, so I'm talking and I just see him looking at my ring, and his face would just like, get heartbroken", she recalled.

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"We never had therapists in the black community".

That awkward moment of silence prompted Kimmel to cut to commercial break to give Ye rapper some time to gather his thoughts as the audience nervously laughed along. I love him, he still did a bad thing but I still love him.

"I feel dragon energy in the air", Kimmel said during his monologue, referring to his upcoming interview with West later in the show.

It was West's first appearance on Kimmel since 2013.

We'll keep you posted as the president tweets more about Kimmel's interview. "[I don't have extreme periods of depression] because I just say it".

Another Twitter user put it best, writing, "This is your "I have one black friend" tweet". Especially with me being black, because we never had therapists in the black community.

West also touched upon his previously filmed interview with TMZ, in which he asserted that slavery was "a choice", which rightfully sparked furious criticism.