Musician and fashion designer Kanye West reportedly laments the treatment of President Donald Trump voters, saying they’re “bullied” by “liberals,” and “treated like enemies of America.”
In an interview on David Letterma’s Netflix show “My Next Guest Needs No Introduction,” West tried to explain his affection for Trump in a conversation that began about his “fear” as a man during the #MeToo movement, the Daily Beast reported.
“This is like my thing with Trump—we don’t have to feel the same way, but we have the right to feel what we feel,” he said, adding that when he wears his “Make America Great Again” hat, it’s “not about politics” but an attempt to break the stigma of supporting Trump.
“So if I see a person that I admire talking about Donald Trump can think whatever he does, I wonder if those thoughts, indirectly, aren’t hurting people who are already being hurt,” Letterman said.
West responded instead that he sympathized with Trump voters who are “treated like enemies of America because that’s what they felt.”
“Have you ever been beat up in your high school for wearing the wrong hat?” West asked later. “Liberals bully people who are Trump supporters.”
The hour-long discussion and four other episodes of the show can be streamed on Netflix beginning May 31.
West has expressed support for Trump in the past and met with him last year in the Oval Office.