Kanye West has come under a lot of attack from those on the left for his support of President Donald Trump and other comments suggesting that he doesn’t intend to be held by Democrats in lockstep with their thoughts.
He’s spoken about Republicans freeing slaves and the problems of socialism and the welfare state.
He’s also been hanging out with conservatives like Charlie Kirk and Candace Owens which is driving liberals to distraction.
He was even chastised by the darling of the Resistance, Maxine Waters.
From Fox News Insider:
But, she warned that West “talks out of turn” and “sometimes needs some assistance in helping him (sic) to formulate some of his thoughts.”
Waters questioned whether West “understands the impact” of his praise of Trump or how it resonates in the black community and for “young people.”
“Maybe he should think twice about politics and maybe not have so much to say,” she reportedly said.
But he’s getting strong support from perhaps an unexpected quarter, former Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice.
She appeared on Fox Business with host Maria Bartiromo and came to his defense.
From Daily Caller:
When asked for her take on the backlash to Kanye’s actions, Condoleezza Rice defended him. The former secretary of state said, “people should be able to express their views. Not all of us have to think politically the same way.”
“I said to people sometimes ‘I’ve been black all my life. You don’t have to tell me how to be black,’” Rice continued. “So I think we need to recognize that in some ways the height of prejudice is to look at somebody and think you know what they think because of the color of their skin.”
“That’s really what it means to be American,” Rice said. “To be able to say what you think.”
Kudos to Condi. But she’s always stood for independence and she understands because liberals went after her too for daring to be a black Republican and working for a Republican administration.
And she completely nails it. How racist and disparaging of the American way of freedom of thought is it for liberals to believe that they control what anyone thinks?