The 'Stronger' rapper turned heads this week when he took to Twitter to post a series of tweets in which he openly spoke of his support for the controversial US president, whom many A-List stars have campaigned against since he won the presidential election in 2016.
And now, following on from Kanye's tweets, Trump has heaped praise on the 40-year-old musician, whom he says is ''smart''.
Speaking on Fox New's 'Fox & Friends', he said: ''You know, I have known Kanye a little bit and I get along with Kanye. I get along with a lot of people frankly, but Kanye looks and he sees black unemployment at the lowest it's been in the history of our country, okay? He sees that stuff and he's smart. And he says, you know what? Trump is doing a much better job than the Democrats did.''
The music mogul first took to Twitter to speak in defence of Trump on Wednesday (25.04.18), when he revealed that he considers the 71-year-old politician to be his ''brother'', and said the pair share the same ''dragon energy''.
He wrote: ''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.
''If your friend jumps off the bridge you don't have to do the same. Ye being Ye is a fight for you to be you. For people In my life the idea of Trump is pretty much a 50 50 split but I don't tell a Hillary supporter not to support Hillary
''I love Hillary too. (sic)''
The 'Heartless' hitmaker went on to insist that his thought don't come from a place of political leaning, as he doesn't consider himself to be a Democrat or a Republican.
He added: ''I love when people have their own ideas. You don't have to be allowed anymore. Just be.
''Love who you want to love. That's free thought. I'm not even political. I'm not a democrat or a republican.''
The rapper later shared a snap of himself wearing a ''Make American Great Again'' hat, which was Donald Trump's campaign slogan during the election.
He also shared another picture of the headwear, proudly showing off the autograph President Trump had inked onto the cap.
International stars including British musicians Harry Styles and Zayn Malik, Australian musician and YouTube star Troye Sivan, and Korean pop group BTS have also made the move to stop following the rapper.
Kanye was defended on social media by his wife Kim Kardashian West - with whom he has four-year-old North, two-year-old Saint, and three-month-old Chicago - who said he shouldn't be ''demonised'' for voicing his opinion.
She wrote: ''Now when he spoke out about Trump... Most people (including myself) have very different feelings & opinions about this. But this is HIS opinion. I believe in people being able to have their own opinions,even if really different from mine. He never said he agrees with his politics
''He's a free thinker, is that not allowed in America? Because some of his ideas differ from yours you have to throw in the mental health card? That's just not fair. He's actually out of the sunken place when he's being himself which is very expressive (sic)''
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