Kanye West joins event for Democratic mayoral candidate in Chicago

Kanye West, a vocal supporter of President TrumpDonald John TrumpSenate advances public lands bill in late-night vote Warren, Democrats urge Trump to back down from veto threat over changing Confederate-named bases Esper orders ‘After Action Review’ of National Guard’s role in protests MORE’s, briefly joined Democratic mayoral hopeful Amara Enyia at her event in Chicago on Tuesday.

West said nothing during the event, where he was joined by fellow Chicago musician Chance the Rapper, according to the Associated Press. 

West reportedly glanced down at his phone several times during the event and, after roughly five minutes passed, he told Chance “I’ve got to bounce” before leaving.


Enyia praised West, who donated $73,540 to help her settle fines related to her short-lived 2015 mayoral campaign.

The Democratic mayoral hopeful said she didn’t agree with West’s support for Trump, but appreciated his assistance. 

West has been the center of controversy over his praise for the president and in particular a meeting in the Oval Office earlier this month. 

West, wearing a “Make America Great Again” hat, praised Trump extensively in front of the press, saying, “I love this guy right here. Let me give this guy a hug.”

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