Kanye West hits back over Trump question response: ‘I wasn’t stumped’

Kanye West hit back against claims that he was stumped when talk show host Jimmy Kimmel asked about his support for President Trump despite blasting former President Bush.

“On Jimmy Kimmel we had a great time having a dialogue. 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,” West tweeted Saturday.

He added: “The question was so important I took time to think. 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.”

He appeared on Kimmel’s show Thursday, and the pair’s conversation covered a wide range of issues including West’s support of Trump until the host said, “I mean, you’ve so famously and so powerfully said George (W.) Bush doesn’t care about black people. It makes me wonder, what makes you think that Donald Trump does … or any people at all?”

West remained silent, with his eyes looking into the distance when Kimmel called for a commercial break.

Trump, for his part, has already weighed in on their discussion.

“Thank you to Kanye West and the fact that he is willing to tell the TRUTH. 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!” Trump tweeted Friday.

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