Here’s a sentence we thought we’d never write: Kanye West has absolutely nothing to say.
At least, that was the case for his response to a crucial question about Donald Trump from his former Twitter foe, Jimmy Kimmel. During ‘Ye’s first return to Jimmy Kimmel Live!, the GOOD Music leader shared deeper insight on his support and embrace of brotherhood for the White House occupant. Sure, his message about love, and peace, and kumbaya for all people, including Trump, was a beautiful concept. But Kimmel couldn’t help but flash back to ‘Ye’s famously-recognized 2005 political statement about then-president George W. Bush, declaring that he doesn’t care about Black people.
So when Kimmel posed a question to him about Trump’s concern for the Black community from up there in the Oval Office, exposing a blatant contradiction from Yeezy’s 2005 sentiments, the reaction that followed is one for the history books.
“There are families being torn apart at the border of this country,” Kimmel explained to him. “There are literally families being torn apart as a result of what this president is doing, and I think that we cannot forget that.” Regardless of whether one is fond of Trump’s personality or not, Kimmel pointed out that his actions, especially in such a colossally powerful position, must not go ignored.
“You’ve so famously and so powerfully said, ‘George Bush doesn’t care about Black people,’” Kimmel addressed to Kanye. “It makes me wonder, what makes you think that Donald Trump does, or any people at all?”
The next few awkward seconds are filled with a pensively dumbstruck expression from the Chicago emcee, prompting Kimmel to call for a commercial break.
Fans are still waiting at his front door for one, though…
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