Conservative commentator Candace Owens has praised Kanye West as ‘one of the bravest men in America’ after he defended President Trump while on Saturday Night Live wearing a MAGA hat.
After performing on SNL, West caused a stir when he started telling the audience about his support for Trump and claimed he had been asked by the show not to wear his MAGA hat.
Owens applauded West on Monday for sticking up for Trump.
Conservative commentator Candace Owens has praised Kanye West as ‘one of the bravest men in America’ after he defended President Trump on Saturday Night Live
‘There is no doubt that he is one of the bravest men in America right now,’ Owens told Fox & Friends.
‘The left has declared war on our American values and Kanye is fighting the cultural front.’
Owens said West’s speech about Trump, which took place after the cameras stopped rolling on SNL, left her with tears in her eyes.
‘I cannot tell you how happy I have been for the last 24 hours,’ she said.
‘What Kanye is doing is unbelievably brave… To stand up to the mob, to put on a MAGA hat and say I support this president.’
West, who was the musical performer on SNL on Saturday, shocked the audience with his pro-Trump speech.
After performing on SNL, West caused a stir when he started telling the audience about his support for Trump and claimed he had been asked by the show not to wear his MAGA hat
‘You see they laughing at me. You heard ’em, they scream at me, they bully me. They bullied me backstage,’ West said.
‘They said, “Don’t go out there with that hat on”. They bullied me backstage. They bullied me.’
The entire cast was on stage with him at the time as the crowd booed his speech.
‘I wanna cry right now. Black man in America, you’re supposed to keep what you feel inside right now,’ West sang as he began his rant.
‘And the liberals bully you and tell you what you can and cannot wear. And they look at me and say, “It’s not fair. How the hell did you get here?”‘.
‘So many times I talk to a white person about this and they say, “How could you like Trump? He’s racist”,’ he continued.
After his final song, West shocked the audience as he began talking about his support for Trump and claimed he was asked by the show not to wear his MAGA hat
Donald Trump has once again taken aim at Saturday Night Live, after his embattled Supreme Court nominee was made the punching bag for the season premiere
‘Well, if I was concerned about racism I would’ve moved out of America a long time ago. We don’t make our decisions off of racism.’
‘If someone inspires me and I connect with them, I don’t have to believe in all their policies… We need to have a dialogue not a diatribe, because if you want something to change, it’s not going to change by saying, “F**k that person”. Try love. Try love.’
Trump, who claimed he did not watch the show, praised West on Twitter for his support.
‘Like many, I don’t watch Saturday Night Live (even though I past hosted it) – no longer funny, no talent or charm,’ Trump tweeted on Sunday.
‘It is just a political ad for the Dems. Word is that Kanye West, who put on a MAGA hat after the show (despite being told “no”) was great. He’s leading the charge!’