Trump Thanks Kanye for Improving His Numbers with Black Voters at NRA Convention

Donald Trump is taking full advantage of Kanye West’s support towards him.

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During his speech at the National Rifle Association’s (NRA) annual convention on Friday, Trump thanked Kanye for improving his popularity in polls among African-Americans. “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,” he said, inviting a huge cheer from the audience.

Trump appeared to be referring to numbers from a Reuters tracking poll that noted an 11-point rise in support among black men between April 22 and April 29. That is the time frame when Kanye tweeted a picture of himself wearing a “Make America Great Again” hat and criticized former President Barack Obama.

Kanye has sparked outrage and serious debate among the Hip-Hop and African-American communities in recent days with tweets and interviews in support of Trump. The latest was his appearance on TMZ Live where he said, “I love Trump, that’s my boy.”

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