Jimmy Kimmel calls out Kanye West’s support of Donald Trump

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Kimmel asked West directly about Trump's presidency, which the rapper supports and for which he has been criticized by fellow musicians and others in the African-American community.

"She's super passionate about it, and it was wonderful for her to see that dream come true", said West. Kimmel then asked a rather awkward question: "Were you ever concerned about her being alone in the Oval Office with President Trump?".

On Thursday, West appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live! for the first time in five years and once again defended his support for Trump, which has divided fans. "They keep us so focused on history till we actually believe it repeats itself. and we can't advance as a race of beings", he told Kimmel. "[I don't have extreme periods of depression] because I just say it".

West wasn't effusive with his Trump praise on Kimmel.

Bringing up his 2016 hospitalization, he said that when he came out he "didn't have the confidence" to take on the "possible backlash" for supporting Trump by sporting a MAGA hat.

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"It represented overcoming fear and doing what you felt no matter what anyone said, and saying, "You can't bully me".

Back in April, a few weeks after returning to Twitter, West opened up on Twitter about his "love" for Trump, saying, "You don't have to agree with trump but the mob can't make me not love him". Without it - and if his mom medicated him as a child - "I might have never been 'Ye", he said.

When Kimmel joked that "all people need to do is get on TV", West responded with a serious answer. "But I was so desperate because he'd said to me as we stepped onto that bike, 'Careful about your legs on the side, it gets really hot'". "That's what makes Ye", Kanye added - Watch the full interview below!

"Yeah, I think that's another one of those things, where people are like, 'How are you gonna talk about it?'" West replied. And there's times where at least I'm happy that I know (I'm bipolar).

He went on to explain that in the long run, shouting people down pushes them away from the liberal mindset and toward people like popular and controversial speaker, writer, and professor Jordan Peterson.

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