Kanye West and then-president-elect Donald Trump speaking with the press after their meetings at Trump Tower in New York in 2016. Picture: Timothy A. Clary/AFP)

Kim’s bizarre defence of Kanye and Trump friendship

While normally it’s Kim Kardashian who can’t stay out of the headlines, lately her husband has pushed her out of the spotlight.

Kanye West has been criticised over his unlikely association with Donald Trump, which has seen the 41-year-old star meet with the US president in the White House and even insisted on wearing a Make America Great Again hat during an appearance on Saturday Night Live.

But despite being critical of the President’s policies, Kim sees nothing wrong with Kanye’s association with Trump — because it’s based on friendship.

Kanye West and Kim Kardashian West. Picture: Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images

Kanye West and Kim Kardashian West. Picture: Jamie McCarthy/Getty ImagesSource:Getty Images

“He’s very not political, actually, he just happens to like Donald Trump’s personality, but doesn’t know about the politics,” Kim told Variety and Rolling Stone’s Criminal Justice Reform Summit.

“So, I’ve educated him recently. I think it gets really misconstrued. He will always say he was friendly with him before, and he’s the same person and friendly with him now.

“I could also coexist with someone and still have different political views. My mum and my stepdad did that. It’s fine to be different and have your own view.”

US President Donald Trump meets with rapper Kanye West in the Oval Office of the White House last month. Picture: Sebastian Smith/AFP)

US President Donald Trump meets with rapper Kanye West in the Oval Office of the White House last month. Picture: Sebastian Smith/AFP)Source:AFP

Rather than being political, Kim argued Kanye “fights for is the right to like what he wants to like” and “never said” he supported Mr Trump’s hard line immigration policy.

“I know it’s very confusing because when you see someone wearing a red hat you would think that they are supporting that,” Kim said.

“But he’s just fighting for free thought and freedom to like a person even if it’s not the popular decision.”

Kanye West and then-president-elect Donald Trump speaking with the press after their meetings at Trump Tower in New York in 2016. Picture: Timothy A. Clary/AFP)

Kanye West and then-president-elect Donald Trump speaking with the press after their meetings at Trump Tower in New York in 2016. Picture: Timothy A. Clary/AFP)Source:AFP

Last month, Kanye met with Mr Trump in the White House with the pretext of discussing prison reform and black rights, but instead swore and rambled in a confusing 10 minute speech.

During his appearance on SNL. Kanye went off script to praise Mr Trump and slam his detractors, telling the audience: “There’s so many times I talk to like a white person about this and they say, ‘How could you like Trump? He’s racist.’ Well, if I was concerned about racism I would’ve moved out of America a long time ago.”

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