Kanye West stopped by “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” on Thursday night, and opened up about his children, his bipolar diagnosis and his fondness of President Donald Trump.
When the conversation turned to Trump’s family separation policy for undocumented immigrants, West didn’t have much to say. In fact, he was left speechless.
“There are literally families being torn apart as a result of what this president is doing, and I think that we cannot forget that whether we like his personality or not, his actions are really what matter,” host Jimmy Kimmel said.
“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?” the late-night host added.
West sat silently for a few seconds, prompting Kimmel to jump in and say, “Why don’t we take a break…”
When the show returned from commercial, they moved on from Trump.
But earlier in the interview, Kimmel asked the hip-hop star about wife Kim Kardashian West’s visit to the White House.
In June, Kardashian West met with Trump in hopes of freeing first-time nonviolent drug offender, Alice Marie Johnson, from prison. Trump commuted Johnson’s sentence after Kardashian West pleaded her case.
“Were you ever concerned about her being alone in the Oval Office with President Trump?” Kimmel asked West about his wife.
“Well, he’s a player,” the rapper said jokingly.
West also explained why he backs Trump, even though he said he was pressured not to publicly voice his support for the Republican.
“Just as a musician, African-American, guy out in Hollywood, all these different things – you know, everyone around me tried to pick my candidate for me. And then told me every time I said I liked Trump that I couldn’t say it out loud or my career would be over,” West said. “I’d get kicked out of the black community because blacks, we are supposed to have a monolithic thought, we can only be Democrats and all.”
You can watch the interview below.