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In the beginning, it was safe to ignore Kanye West and his growing bromance with President Trump. After all, West is a performer, which makes it easy to discount his political talk, and he is married to a Kardashian, which, well, enough said.
But recent events demand attention. First came West’s Sept. 29 appearance on “Saturday Night Live,” where he rapped in his red Make America Great Again hat and praised Trump in a speech, most of which NBC cut from its telecast.
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Then there was Thursday’s spectacle in the Oval Office. Once again, his stream-of-consciousness commentary veered from nonsense to common sense and included references to the 13th Amendment, which forbids slavery, and his feeling of being “programmed” as a black man to support only liberal politicians.
There was no denying those events were intriguing and entertaining, but I still didn’t regard any of it as politically significant — until the left-wing media went absolutely bonkers on him.
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Their extraordinarily venomous and personal attacks on West reminded me of the left’s unhinged smears of Brett Kavanaugh and Trump.
Some sunk to citing West’s documented mental-health issues and many invoked his race in pejorative terms, making them especially outrageous.
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A black anchor on CNN accused West of putting on a “minstrel show,” a black pundit on the same panel called him an “attention ****” and “the token Negro of the Trump administration.”
Another chipped in with, “Kanye West is what happens when Negroes don’t read.”
Kanye - West - Thursday - Bizarre - F-bomb
Kanye West on Thursday delivered a bizarre, F-bomb and curse-filled...
A black New York Times columnist said the White House scene was “white supremacy by ventriloquism” and a white MSNBC anchor called it “an assault on our White House.”
Whoa - Nellie - Nerve
Whoa, Nellie. What nerve did he touch?
The first thing to notice are the double standards. If conservatives criticized a black liberal in those words, the liberal...
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