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Kanye West Denies That He Was 'Stumped' By Trump Question On Jimmy Kimmel

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Paula Rogo
Aug, 12, 2018 2:02 PM UTC

Kanye West took to his Twitter on Saturday to address his apparent silence after he was asked why he believes President Donald Trump cares about black people in an interview.

The “Ye” rapper was a guest on Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Thursday when he was asked why he thinks Donald Trump would “care about black people” especially since he was able to famously diagnose that former President George W. Bush did not care about black people following the tragedy of hurricane Katrina in 2005.

In the video of the interview, West appears to sit in silence for some seconds, appearing stumped by the question to many, before Kimmel steps in and segways to a commercial break.

But now West is saying that he had no issue answering the question.

“On Jimmy Kimmel, we had a great time having a dialogue,” he tweeted. “I’m reading that I was stumped by a question. Let me clarify the click bait. I wasn’t stumped. I wasn’t given a chance to answer the question,“ he wrote.

In another tweet, West says that he was taking his time to think about the question because it “was so important.”

”And then I was hit with the let’s go to commercial break. That interview showed strong personalities with different opinions having a civil conversation.”

But West also indicated that he had no beef with Kimmel with how everything turned out.

“I was so happy when I saw Jimmy walk out in the Yeezys,” he added. “That was an olive branch. He leads with love. I appreciate Jimmy and his team. You guys are Jedi’s. much love.”

As for Trump, he showed his love for Yeezy and the interview in a tweet on Friday:

“Thank you to Kanye West and the fact that he is willing to tell the TRUTH,” he said. “One new and great FACT – African American unemployment is the lowest ever recorded in the history of our Country. So honored by this. Thank you Kanye for your support. It is making a big difference!”

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