Kanye West has defended his support for Donald Trump to Jimmy Kimmel, but there was one moment when the late show host couldn’t help but pinpoint perspective about the president.
During an interview on Jimmy Kimmel Live on Thursday night, West was talking about the concept of love, particularly pushing the idea of promoting a “dialogue about the president, not a diatribe.”
West has long expressed personal support for Trump (not to be confused with agreeing with his policies, apparently).
“When I see people just even, like, go at the president, it’s like, why not try love?” West said. “We can diffuse this nuclear bomb of hate that we’re in as a society by thinking of everyone as our family.”
Kimmel acknowledged Kanye’s statements, but had his own thoughts on the matter.
“That’s a beautiful thought, but just in literal terms, there are families being torn apart at the border of this country,” said Kimmel, referencing Trump’s policy of separating immigrant children from their parents at the U.S. border.
“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.”
“I mean you so famously and so powerfully said ‘George Bush doesn’t care about black people.'” Kimmel continued. “It makes me wonder what makes you think that Donald Trump does, or any people, at all?”
West took a long moment, and Kimmel had to cut to break before…