During a yet-to-be-aired interview on the Netflix talk show “My Next Guest Needs No Introduction,” left-wing host David Letterman reportedly tried to goad rapper Kanye West into expressing remorse for his decision to support the president of the United States.
Letterman tried to pull off this failed stunt by appearing to make the rapper feel guilty over the GOP’s alleged voter suppression efforts. To be clear, so-called “voter suppression” is a pejorative coined by Democrats to, one, smear GOP-led efforts to root out election fraud, and two, deny their election losses.
“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, according to The Daily Beast, which witnessed the recording of the episode.
West did not take the bait and instead pointed out that these days, the president’s supporters are the ones being “treated like enemies of America because” of how they feel about Trump.
The rapper then dropped a truth bomb about all the actual politically motivated bullying, harassment and disrespect occurring in contemporary America: Liberals are the ones doing it.
“Have you ever been beat up in your high school for wearing the wrong hat?” Kanye said.
When questioned by Letterman about who’s responsible for the majority of the bullying in America right now, West reportedly replied, “Liberals bully people who are Trump supporters!”
While The Daily Beast framed this as some illogical remark, the facts back what he’d said.
Just last month two Maryland men were arrested and charged with assault and robbery after they beat up a pro-Trump legal immigrant who’d been wearing a “Make America Great Again” hat.
NEW: This Germantown, Md. man tells @ABC7News he was attacked Saturday in his neighborhood by two men all because he was wearing a ‘Make America Great Again’ hat.
The men punched the Trump supporter (a legal immigrant from Togo) in the head + upper body and tried to steal his?. pic.twitter.com/BjRXbLjfXJ
— Kevin Lewis (@ABC7Kevin) April 15, 2019
“On April 13, the victim was walking in the area of the 18000 block of Cottage Garden Drive in Germantown,” the Montgomery County Police Department said in a statement following their arrest.
“The victim, who was wearing a red, Make America Great Again hat, was approached by two men who began harassing the victim and asking why he was wearing the MAGA hat. The victim told the suspects that he was entitled to his own views and kept walking away from the suspects.”
“The suspects began striking the victim and telling him to take the hat off. The victim continued to be struck by the suspects until he fell to the ground. The suspects then removed property from the victim, and destroyed items of value. The suspects then fled the scene.”
Two months before that attack, a student at an Oklahoma high school was berated and then assaulted because of his MAGA hat and gear. Afterward, the school reportedly did nothing.
“We were informed by him that a couple hours prior he had been assaulted by another student and that the school had done nothing about it,” David Roberson, the student’s father, said in the statement to the media after the following video of the altercation went viral on the Internet:
“At this time we are entertaining pursuing charges,” Roberson reportedly added. “I told my son I was proud of him, he handled the situation very well, he did not become aggressive, he stood his ground for what he believed in, but I was proud of him and I will always back him.”
Last fall contributors at CNN, an international news network, went so far as to label the rapper a “token negro” who can’t read. The contributors were never held accountable for their words.
Speaking with late-night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel last August, West admitted that he’d been a supporter of Trump since 2016, at the earliest, but had kept quiet about it because of bullying.
“Everyone around me tried to pick my candidate for me and then told me every time I said I liked Trump that I couldn’t say it out loud or my career would be over,” he said.
“I’d get kicked out of the black community because blacks, we are supposed to have a monolithic thought, blacks can only be Democrats and all. … So I didn’t have the confidence to take on the world and the possible backlash. And it took me a year and a half to have the confidence to stand up and put on the hat. No matter what the consequences were.”
Listen to some of that discussion below:
And in one instance from last year, a CNN commentator suggested that it’s perfectly OK to disparage black conservatives in particular as “Uncle Toms” or “c**ns.”
“Well if you act like it and someone calls you out on it, then we can’t do anything about that,” commentator Tara Setmayer argued last year. “Maybe the messengers need to be better.”
Kanye’s discussion with Letterman is set to air May 31. It’ll be the first interview of season two of Letterman’s Netflix program. See a trailer of the entire season below:
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