WATCH: Kanye West Stares Down Kimmel, Doubles Down On Trump Support; ‘Liberals Can’t Bully Me’

WATCH: Kanye West Stares Down Kimmel, Doubles Down On Trump Support; ‘Liberals Can’t Bully Me’

Rapper Kanye West doubled down on his support for President Donald Trump on Thursday, telling liberal talk show host Jimmy Kimmel that “liberals can’t bully me.”

During an interview on ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” West was asked almost immediately about his support for the president. Without any hesitation, the rapper stared down Kimmel and said he wasn’t going to change his opinion on something because extreme leftists tried to bully him.

West attempted to describe his support for Trump by comparing the situation to his cousin who he said is in jail. West said even though his cousin did something bad, he still loves him. The rapper explained that even though Trump does and says things he may not agree with, he loves him for all of the good things that he has done and said.

West noted that people who are against Trump, like Kimmel, try tried to shame and pressure him every time he voices support for Trump.

Here’s how West described it:

“Just as a musician, African-American, guy out in Hollywood, all these different things, you know, everyone around me tried to pick my candidate for me. And then told me every time I said I liked Trump that I couldn’t say it out loud or my career would be over. I’d get kicked out of the black community because blacks — we’re supposed to have a monolithic thought, we can only, like, we can only be Democrats and all.”

West said it took him more than a year to have the “confidence to stand up” and publicly admit that he supported the president.

“I didn’t have the confidence to take on the world and the possible backlash and it took me a year and a half to have the confidence to stand up and put on the hat no matter what the consequences were. And what it represented to me is not about policies — because I’m not a politician like that.”

“But it represented overcoming fear and doing what you felt, no matter what anyone said, in saying, you can’t bully me. Liberals can’t bully me, news can’t bully me, the hip-hop community — they can’t bully me.

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The liberal media lost its mind in May when West and President Donald Trump shared admiration for one another on Twitter.

Kanye tweeted: “You don’t have to agree with trump but the mob can’t make me not love him. We are both dragon energy. He is my brother. I love everyone. I don’t agree with everything anyone does. That’s what makes us individuals. And we have the right to independent thought.”

Trump responded a few hours later, writing: “Thank you Kanye, very cool!”

Just before Trump responded to West, the rapper tweeted a picture of himself wearing a “Make America Great Again” hat.

The reaction to Trump and West praising one another was mostly predictable, with conservatives applauding the relationship and liberals losing their mind and claiming West needs to be committed to a mental institution.

But West’s interview with Kimmel shows that the rapper is brave enough to voice an opinion that differs from the one shared by almost all of Hollywood.

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