Kanye West won't say if Donald Trump cares about black people

  • 11/08/2018
Kim and Kanye.
Kim and Kanye. Photo credit: Getty

Kanye West has caused controversy after he refused to say whether he thought US President Donald Trump cares about black people.

West appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live on Thursday August 9, when the host directly asked him his opinion on the President.

"You've 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, or any people at all?"

West stayed quiet for a few seconds before the show cut to commercial break. The rapper has previously voiced support for Mr Trump, boasting the two share "dragon energy".

Kimmel earlier in the show asked West if he was okay with his wife, Kim Kardashian West, being alone in the Oval Office with Mr Trump, to which West replied the President was a "player".

Mr Trump has faced criticism for his comments about women in the past, including comments made to media personality Billy Bush in 2005 about an attempt to seduce actress Arianne Zucker.

"You know I'm automatically attracted to beautiful I just start kissing them. It's like a magnet. Just kiss. I don't even wait. And when you're a star, they let you do it. You can do anything," he said.

"Grab 'em by the p***y. You can do anything."

West infamously said then-US President "George Bush doesn't care about black people" during a televised fundraiser for Hurricane Katrina in 2005, visibly shocking co-presenter comedian Mike Myers.