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Kanye West On Why Trump Cares About Black People: “He Knows That He Can’t Be the Greatest President Without the Acceptance of the Black Community”

Nearly three weeks since making a special guest appearance on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!,” Kanye West has finally answered the one question that left him speechless on the show.

On Wednesday during a radio interview on 107.5 WGCI in Chicago, West gave a response to Kimmel’s question: “You so famously and so powerfully said ‘George Bush doesn’t care about black people.’ It makes me wonder, what makes you think that Donald Trump does?”

“I feel that [Trump] cares about the way black people feel about him, and he would like for black people to like him like they did when he was cool in the rap songs and all this,” West said.

“[Trump] will do the things that are necessary to make that happen because he’s got an ego like all the rest of us, and he wants to be the greatest president, and he knows that he can’t be the greatest president without the acceptance of the black community. So it’s something he’s gonna work towards, but we’re gonna have to speak to him,” he added.

In addition to sharing his latest thoughts on Trump, the Grammy Award-winner also addressed his controversial comment made on TMZ Live earlier this year, surrounding slavery being a “choice.”

“I have never really approached or addressed the slavery comment fully, and it’s not something for me to over-intellectualize,” he said. “This is something about the fact that it hurt people’s feelings and the way that I presented that piece of information. I could present in a way more calm way, but I was ramped up. And I apologize. That happens sometimes when people are—I’m not blaming mental health, but I’m explaining mental health.”

“I don’t know if I properly apologized for how the slavery comment made people feel,” West continued. “I’m sorry for the one-two effect of the MAGA hat into the slave comment, and I’m sorry for people that felt let down by that moment.”

Check out Kanye’s comments in the clip below:

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