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Offbeat Trump Praises Kanye West in Surprise 'Fox & Friends' Interview: 'He's a Genius'

17:05  11 october  2018
17:05  11 october  2018 Source:   thewrap.com

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During an interview on Fox & Friends , the President praised Kanye West for coming out in Trump attributed West ’s support to historically low unemployment in the black community (an oft-repeated “He sees that stuff, and he ’ s smart. And he says, ‘You know what, Trump is doing a much better job

President Trump calls into ' Fox & Friends ' to discuss Ronny Jackson' s withdrawal, Michael Cohen and the possible North Korea summit. Also, the president says he is disappointed in his Justice Department, calls Comey' s book a big mistake and thanks Kanye West for his support.

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Donald Trump made a surprise call into "Fox & Friends" on Thursday. In the nearly hour-long interview, the president touched on a broad swath of topics including his much-discussed bromance with Kanye West.

"First of all I like him a lot. He's been a friend of mine. I've known him for a long time. He's a very different kind of a guy, I say that in a positive way," said Trump. "Those that are in the music business say he's a genius and that's OK with me because as far as I'm concerned he is."

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“He sees that stuff, and he ’ s smart. And he says, ‘You know what, Trump is doing a much better job than the Democrats did.'” Trump heaped praise on Candace Owens, a YouTube personality and supporter whom West mentioned in one of his tweets, calling her “the hottest thing out there right now.”

Kanye West tweeted out support for Trump ’ s “dragon energy” yesterday, following up with a photo of a signed Make This morning, Trump hopped on the phone for what Vulture calls a “long, rambling” interview with his favorite show, Fox & Friends , where he again praised Kanye for the support.

Trump said he definitely saw evidence of Kanye's embrace helping him with black voters.

His friendship with Trump love has come at a price for Kanye, who has taken brutal criticism from his fans and allies. On CNN Tuesday evening, host Don Lemon laughed along as one of his guests accused West of being mentally ill and called him a Trump's "token negro."

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Trump also denied he told Comey he had not spent the night in Moscow while there for the Miss Universe Pageant, as Comey wrote. Asked about his previous day’s Twitter exchange with Kanye West , Trump simpered “ he ’ s got good taste” and applauded West for “sticking to his guns.”

President Trump called in to “ Fox & Friends ” on Thursday for a wide-ranging interview during which an animated — and at times angry — commander in chief weighed Kanye West , Chance the Rapper and Abraham Lincoln. Trump was asked about the rapper’ s unsolicited praise of him on Twitter.

"He's an attention whore, like the president. He's all of a sudden now the model spokesperson. He's the token negro of the Trump administration," said CNN contributor Tara Setmeyer.

CNN did not respond to repeated requests from TheWrap to comment on the matter.

Last month, "New Day" co-host Alisyn Camerota also voiced concern about West. "I just am wondering if it's time to start worrying about Kanye because he does go on, sometimes, nonsensical rants," she said. "He has taken a break for some stress related issues, so I'm concerned."

During an appearance on SNL in September, West earned audience boos when the cameras stopped rolling after going on an extended rant praising Trump and blasting Democrats.

"You know it's like the plan — the Democratic plan — to take the fathers out the home and promote welfare. Does anybody know about that? That's the Democratic plan," West said amid jeers on the sound stage of the NBC show. "So many times I talk to a white person about this and they say 'how can you like Trump? He's racist. If I was concerned about racism, I would have moved out of America a long time ago."

Kim Kardashian is not embarrassed about Kanye West's visit with Trump .
Following a televised meeting described by some as a "disaster," you might be wondering what those closest to Kanye West thought of his Thursday visit with President Donald Trump. A source close to the Kardashian family told CNN that West's wife, Kim Kardashian, is "not embarrassed" by her husband's comments, in which he spoke about an alternate universe, dropped some profanity, and argued time does not exist. "Kim is incredibly supportive," the source said, who added that West's mind "moves at lightning speed" and suggested the forum for the White House meeting wasn't the best representation of West's "genius.

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