By Jon Dougherty
It should be apparent by now that rap star Kanye West isn’t going to be intimidated by the far-Left politics of the entertainment industry when it comes to his continued backing of POTUS Donald Trump and his supporters.
During a Netflix interview with former late-night host David Letterman, who is famously anti-Trump, West launched into a defense of the president and his supporters noting that it’s about Americans being free to choose their own beliefs without fear of being attacked — physically — for them.
“This is like my thing with Trump—we don’t have to feel the same way, but we have the right to feel what we feel,” West told Letterman while discussing the “Me Too” movement.
West further explained that he wore a “Make America Great Again” hat not because he supported all of POTUS Trump’s politics but as an attempt to remove some of the stigmas associated with backing him.
“Did you vote for Trump?” Letterman asked.
“I’ve never voted in my life,” West responded.
“Then you don’t have a say in this,” Letterman said.
Mind you, there is nothing in the Constitution’s ‘freedom of speech’ and ‘freedom of expression’ clauses that says the First Amendment only applies to people who vote.
Later in the segment, the rapper argued with Letterman when the host tried to get him to condemn what Leftists call ‘voter suppression efforts’ by Republican lawmakers (if anything, Leftist Democrats work to disenfranchise Americans through voter fraud).
Instead, West took the side of POTUS Trump supporters who are constantly “treated like enemies of America because that’s what they felt.”
“Have you ever been beat up in your high school for wearing the wrong hat?” West challenged Letterman.
Letterman asked West who he believes are the majority of bullies in society today.
“Liberals bully people who are Trump supporters!” West noted.
The full interview will be released on May 31.
Recall that POTUS Trump agreed with West’s wife, Kim Kardashian West, that Alice Johnson, 63, a black woman jailed for life over a minor drug charge, should be pardoned — so he pardoned her.
That was Trump who did that, not America’s first black president.
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