'He’s very misunderstood': Kim Kardashian says Kanye West was drawn to Donald Trump's 'personality' not his 'politics'
Kim Kardashian was talking to CNN commentator Van Jones on Wednesday at a criminal justice reform conference, said: "I feel like he’s very misunderstood
Although rapper Kanye West has courted enough controversy over his support of President Donald Trump, his wife Kim Kardashian still insists that it is not because of the Republican's politics but because of Trump's "personality," according to reports.
Kardashian, while talking to CNN commentator Van Jones on Wednesday at a criminal justice reform conference, said: "I feel like he’s very misunderstood and is the worst communicator." West is "very not political, actually. He just happens to like Donald Trump’s personality — but doesn’t know about the politics," said Kardashian. "So I’ve educated him recently.”
She explained: “I know it’s very confusing because when you see someone wearing a red [“Make America great again”] hat, you would think that they are supporting that. But he’s just fighting for free thought and for the freedom to like a person, even if it’s not the popular decision."
When Jones interjected saying that the television reality star appeared to be acting as her husband's "translator," Kardashian responded with: "He does need a translator, for real."
West has been slammed by other members of the African-American community for supporting Trump, whose policies are popularly considered anti-minority. The president, meanwhile, has made use of Kanye's support as a sign claiming that he has a broad African-American backing.
“I think what my husband fights for is the right to like what he wants to like. He never said, ‘OK, I know what’s going on with immigration.’ If he really knew, he would feel very compassionate about it," Kardashian said during the interview.
After West “went to the White House or has been outspoken, I could have easily been on social media and corrected him,” she said. “But I also do believe people have their own journeys. I know his heart, so I know that one day what he’s been trying to say will come out.”
Although there was no immediate response to the interview by West, the rapper, however, tweeted on Thursday that he wants to be interviewed by Jones too.
West had stirred controversy last month after an appearance on "Saturday Night Live" where he suddenly went on a rant about how he supported President Trump. He later met Trump in the Oval Office and eventually tweeted that he was stepping away from politics.
West declared on Twitter that he was being "used to spread messages I don’t believe in.” "I am distancing myself from politics and completely focusing on being creative !!!” the rapper wrote in his tweet said.