Kanye West said liberals are bullying supporters of President Donald Trump and treating them like enemies of the people in an interview with David Letterman now airing on Netflix.
Letterman wondered if people who endorse Trump’s views are “indirectly hurting” some of his supporters who are ultimately being “victimized” by his administration.
West replied, “Well, how do you feel for the people that voted for him that are being treated like enemies of America, because that’s what they felt and they had that opportunity?”
West said liberals are not just voicing disagreement but actively trying to shut down the right of Trump supporters to hold and voice different views, pointing to the treatment of people who wear Trump hats. (RELATED: Kanye West Opens Up About His Bipolar Disorder)
“Have you ever been beat up in your high school for wearing the wrong hat?” West asked Letterman, adding, “The idea is the bullying.”
“Who’s the bully in this scenario?” Letterman asked. (RELATED: Kanye West Is Back On The Trump Train)
“Well, definitely liberals who bully people who are Trump supporters,” West said. “It’s not just calm. You can’t just go and wear the hat. You can’t just go, it’s like, ‘Fuck you! Fuck you!’ Like, it’s like … the thing is, in America, we have rights. And we have rights to open the conversation.”
West caused a stir when he came out in support of Trump last year and began wearing a “Make America Great Again” hat in public. He tweeted positively about Trump, saying the two share the same “dragon energy” and met with him at the Oval Office in October. Earlier this year, he took a brief break from politics but has continued to voice support for the president since.