Call them Trumye. Call them DonKan. Whatever their name, Trump and Kanye West are now a real couple whose relationship was made more official than ever on Twitter this morning.
It all started ten days ago, when Kanye began tweeting again, after almost a year’s absence from the platform. In true Kanye-style, he decided to basically go big or go home, because he’s used this time to show support for a couple of Donald Trump’s biggest supporters, Fox News personality Candace Owens, and cartoonist Scott Adams.
It’s important to remember that Kanye famously met with Trump in December 2016 at Trump Tower, when he was President-elect, which also attracted intense backlash from the musician’s fans at the time.
But perhaps his biggest crime right now was to criticise the highly popular former President, Barack Obama:
“Obama was in office for eight years and nothing in Chicago changed,” Kanye tweeted on Wednesday morning. For context, Obama publicly called Kanye a “jackass” in 2009 after his notorious interruption of Taylor Swift’s speech at the Video Music Awards.
Obama was in office for eight years and nothing in Chicago changed.
— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) April 25, 2018
And so, of course, the anti-Obama tweet meant that Kanye’s had to defend himself against fans who’ve questioned his support of the current, and very controversial, POTUS.
In a series of tweets posted Wednesday, Kanye’s said that, while he doesn’t “agree 100%” with Trump, “the mob can’t make me not love him.”
He passionately continued; “We are both dragon energy. He is my brother. I love everyone. I don’t agree with everything anyone does. That’s what makes us individuals. And we have the right to independent thought.”