Trump Praises Kanye West During Rally In Michigan

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Paula Rogo Apr, 29, 2018

As journalists gathered in Washington D.C.  for the annual White House Correspondents’ Dinner, President Donald Trump held a rally in Michigan, where he spoke directly to his supporters.

“Is this better than that phony Washington White House correspondents thing?” he asked the crowd. ‘Is this more fun?’ I could be up there tonight smiling like I love when they’re hitting you, shot after shot.”

“These people, they hate your guts,” he continued, referring to the press. “And you know, you got to smile. And if you don’t smile, they say, ‘He was terrible. He couldn’t take it.’ And if you do smile, they’ll say, ‘What was he smiling about?’ You know, there’s no win.”

While he spoke, comedian Michelle Wolf eviscerated members of his administration, the news media, and both sides of the political and ideological aisle in a controversial speech.

But while in Michigan, Trump also made sure to shout-out his new bromance with Kanye West at the rally. Kanye has grabbed headlines all week by declaring his love for Trump and the Make America Great Again movement.

“In all fairness, Kanye West gets it,” Trump said. “He gets it. … When he sees that African-American unemployment is the lowest in history — you know, people are watching. That’s a very important thing he’s done for his legacy.”

For his part, Kanye kept mum about the president over the weekend, instead choosing to tweet about other things like the photo that inspired his upcoming album’s cover. 

Kanye shared that he will place a photo of plastic surgeon Jan Adams on the cover. West’s mother, Donda, died in November 2007 from complications after undergoing plastic surgery performed by Adams.

“This is my album cover,” West said in a text message conversation he shared on Twitter. “This is plastic surgeon Jan Adams. The person who performed my mom’s final surgery.”

He added: “I want to forgive and stop hating.” 

The album, out June, will be called “Love Everyone.”