During his Oval Office photo op with President Trump on Thursday, Kanye West, wearing a MAGA hat, accidentally detailed a role misogyny played in the 2016 election.
“I love Hillary, I love everyone, right? But the campaign, ‘I’m with her,’ just didn’t make me feel as a guy that didn’t get to see my dad all the time, like a guy that could play catch with his son,” West said, referring to Hillary Clinton’s campaign slogan. “There was something about when I put this hat on, it made me feel like Superman… You made a Superman cape for me.”
Kanye, in the Oval Office, unwittingly detailing how misogyny played a role in the 2016 election:
“I love Hillary, but the campaign ‘I’m with her’ just didn’t make me feel — as a guy … it was something about this hat that made me feel like Superman,” pic.twitter.com/T1dGX1G79V
— Holly Fιɢυeroα O'Reιlly (@AynRandPaulRyan) October 11, 2018
In short, West seemed to be saying he preferred Trump over Clinton because Trump’s campaign made him feel more manly.
At another point during his lengthy disquisition, West said that he’s not ashamed to “like Trump” even when people say “oh, but he’s racist,” because racism “is an invisible wall” that “liberals” use to “try to control a black person.”
When Trump was able to get a word in, he said that West “can speak for me any time he wants… He’s a smart cookie. Smart. He gets it.”