Donald Trump Jr. loves Kanye West’s new album. What could be cooler than that!
The president’s failson took to Twitter to lavish praise on West’s new album, Jesus is King, praising the rapper for “cracking the culture code” and calling the album “the epitome of fearless creativity and ‘dangerous, unapproved’ ideas.”
“Leftists always try to silence those who are speaking truth. They’re waging a war on our family and culture,” Trump Jr. continued. “Kanye is a pioneer.”
Leftists always try to silence those who are speaking truth. They’re waging a war on our family and culture.
Kanye is a pioneer pic.twitter.com/EmPgLqgGZJ
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) October 29, 2019
The “dangerous, unapproved” idea he is talking about is likely Christianity, an idea that has enjoyed widespread and often state-sanctioned approval all over the world for much of the last 2,000 years.
It is also unclear who exactly he is quoting by placing “dangerous, unapproved” in quotation marks. Since the first family is notorious for creative punctuation, we shouldn’t spend too much time racking our brains over it.
Don Jr. contradicts himself later in the same tweet, when he writes, “Leftists always try to silence those who are speaking truth. They’re waging a war on our family and culture.” How can the “culture” of the president’s family be “unapproved”? Truly, a mystery for the ages.
Unsurprisingly, hip-hop luminaries who actually produce work engaging with challenging and controversial ideas aren’t buying it.
Fellow rapper Talib Kweli quoted tweeted Trump Jr. and responded with an apt, “Jesus….” followed by a facepalm emoji.