In case you’ve been under a rock the past few days, Kanye West loves Donald Trump. In case you’ve been under a rock for the past decade, Kanye West is one the biggest, if not the biggest name in the hip hop/rap music industry, and is married to media magnet Kim Kardashian. Over the past few days, Kanye, who has hinted at being a fan of the President’s in the past, has been tweeting again about how much he likes Trump.
Predictably, a political firestorm of apocalyptic proportions has ensued. The Left is melting down and simultaneously trying to shame Kanye into silence while explaining to itself how on earth he could fall into the “trap” of liking Donald Trump. The Right, on the other hand, has been furiously patting itself on the back because a black celebrity actually likes a Republican, and jeering at liberals like its November 2016 all over again.
So why does any of this matter?
One could argue that it matters because it could be a sign that prominent black Americans are starting to see through the Democrats’ decades-old tactic of paying lip-service to the African American community while in actuality, destroying opportunities for economic success in black communities, preventing black parents from sending their children to better schools of their own choosing, promoting a radical social agenda that opposes their values, and greedily aborting, dismembering and selling black children.
But I don’t think that’s the case here. I don’t know why Kanye likes Donald Trump, and I don’t really care. His opinion is his own, and