President Donald Trump doubled down on his gratitude for Kanye West while speaking at the National Rifle Association’s Dallas convention on Friday (May 4). This time, he attributed his reported rise in popularity among African-American men to Kanye’s support.
“Kanye West must have some power because I doubled my African-American poll numbers. We went from 11 [percent] to 22 in one week,” Trump told the convention attendees, citing a poll published by Reuters on Sunday that shows Trump’s approval rating among black men to be at 22 percent. “Thank you, Kanye, thank you. Even the pollsters thought there must be some mistake.”
In recent weeks, West has been outspoken about his respect and love for Trump — even taking to Twitter to post a picture of himself wearing Trump’s red “Make America Great Again” hat, signed by the president himself.
The president thanked West for his support last week, tweeting on April 25, “thank you Kanye, very cool!”