Tucker Carlson Praises Kanye’s Oval Office Appearance: He ‘Said Some Genuinely Interesting Things’

Kanye West‘s Oval Office meeting with President Donald Trump has been the subject of both intense scrutiny and downright shock, but Fox News’ Tucker Carlson heralded the rapper as a thoughtful speaker with a profound message to be heard. During Thursday night’s broadcast of his self-titled show, Carlson encouraged his audience to listen. “Believe it or not, Kanye West said some genuinely interesting things this afternoon — things we ought to be talking about in public but are not,” he said. “He’ll probably destroy his career for saying them, he’ll certainly will be despised by many of his former friends, but before any of that happens, let’s consider what he actually said.” Carlson then proceeded to review a handful of West’s remarks, among the first of which described the signature MAGA hat as one that gives him power, suggesting that Democrats constantly expect the black community to fall line with their politics. Bashing Hillary Clinton‘s campaign slogan, West added that the “I’m with her” line was off-putting and “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.” While it wasn’t explicitly clear what the artist was trying to say, something which Carlson himself acknowledged, the Fox Newser claimed that “he could not have put it more precisely or more poignantly.” “He grew up in a party whose policies have systematically destroyed the American family especially in poor neighborhoods,” Carlson said. Continuing his monologue, he then began decrying what sounded like basic feminist causes such as addressing the role of men in power structures as well as within society at large. “When prominent Democrats attack the patriarchy, what they’re attacking is fathers. When they wage war on toxic masculinity, what they’re trying to suppress is masculinity itself. Everybody knows this. Few are brave enough to say it out loud,” he said, claiming that “West essentially did.” Watch the clip above via Fox News. [Image via screengrab]

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