Trump thanks Kanye for doubling his support among African-Americans

Washington: United States President Donald Trump on Friday said that his African-American poll numbers bumped up in the last week and thanked rapper Kanye West for it.

“By the way, Kanye West must have some power, because you probably saw I doubled my African-American poll numbers. We went from 11 to 22 in one week, thank you Kanye,” Trump said at the National Rifle Association’s (NRA) annual convention, according to CNN.

He further poked fun at the pollsters saying that even they thought there was a mistake.

This comes after West tweeted his support to Trump and even flaunted his “Make America Great Again” cap on the micro-blogging site, in late April.

President Trump had thanked him at the time too, and quoted his tweet to say, “Thank you Kanye, very cool!”

Recently, West sparked outrage over social media after he said that the enslavement of African Americans over centuries may have been “a choice”. (ANI)