President Donald Trump welcomed rap star and entrepreneur Kanye West to the White House on Thursday for a discussion on justice and prison system reform and a host of other issues. To say that West stole the show would be an understatement, but while his mere presence in the Oval Office already raised the ire of many Democrats, one particular move West made with regard to the president has the left completely enraged.
Toward the end of a nearly 30-minute long media event in the Oval Office, West jumped out of his seat to come around the desk and give the president a sincere hug, as cameras clicked, film rolled, and liberal reporters and news hosts let out a partisan gasp.
Take a look at the photo that has left Democrat pundits furious:
Kanye runs up to President Trump to give him a hug. pic.twitter.com/2HF8R1qlmc
— Vivian Salama (@vmsalama) October 11, 2018
“And that’s why I love this guy right here. Let me give this guy a hug,” West said as he gave Trump a hug. “I love this guy right here.”
“That’s really nice,” Trump replied after the hug. “And that’s from the heart.”
The president aded: “I didn’t want to put you in that position, you know, but that’s from the heart.”
Watch the full moment for yourself:
Trouble for Dems
This brief moment caught on video and in pictures potentially spells electoral doom for the Democrat Party. It is no secret that Democrats rely heavily upon black Americans voting as a monolithic bloc to remain competitive with Republicans, hence the constant demonization of Trump and Republicans as “racist” by the left to try and discourage black Americans from supporting them.
Any black Americans who fail to heed the “warnings” issued by Democrats and the media against the right are summarily attacked and disparaged, and West has suffered a barrage of abuse from the left in recent months and years due to his open-minded support of the current Republican president.
But West has made it abundantly clear that he will no longer be constrained by the artificial social barriers the Democrats and media have attempted to erect around the black community.
And despite the left giving Kanye West their worst for the “sin” of supporting Trump, West has only doubled down on that support.
Given West’s incredible popularity among the black community and young Americans, his actions give license to others like him to openly support the president and Republicans — and that has the left absolutely furious, because it could significantly undermine the electoral base they count on for political survival.