Trump, Kanye Engage in Twitter Lovefest

Rapper praises Trump, president thanks him
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Apr 25, 2018 6:12 PM CDT
In this Dec. 13, 2016, file photo, then-President-elect Donald Trump and Kanye West pose for a picture in the lobby of Trump Tower in New York.   (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

(Newser) – Washington's newest bromance: Yeezus and The Donald. President Donald Trump is tweeting his thanks Wednesday to rap superstar Kanye West for his recent online support, the AP reports. Trump wrote, "Thank you Kanye, very cool!" in response to the tweets from West, who called the president "my brother." West tweeted a number of times Wednesday expressing his admiration for Trump, saying they share "dragon energy." The rap star also posted a photo of himself wearing a "Make America Great Again" hat. (Trump retweeted another of Kanye's photos of the hat, adding, "MAGA!") But in one tweet West noted that his wife, reality star Kim Kardashian West, wanted him to make clear that he did not agree "with everything Trump does."

Kardashian herself weighed in, tweeting, "Most people (including myself) have very different feelings & opinions about [Trump]. But this is HIS opinion. I believe in people being able to have their own opinions,even if really different from mine. He never said he agrees with his politics." She added, "Kanye will never run in the race of popular opinion and we know that and that’s why I love him and respect him and in a few years when someone else says the same exact thing but they aren’t labeled the way he is and you will all praise them! Kanye is years ahead of his time." E! explains Kanye's tweetstorm, which was about more than just Trump, was meant to defend himself and his company against "fake news," and Fox News says that during the stream of tweets, which started Tuesday and continued Wednesday, West also discussed Coachella, his daughter, Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, and much more.

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