Donald Trump Thanks Kanye West for Boost in Approval Rating

Donald Trump credited Kanye West with helping to improve the president’s poll numbers among African-Americans in a speech Friday.

“Kanye West must have some power because I doubled my African-American poll numbers. We went from 11 [percent] to 22 in one week,” Trump said during his NRA convention speech in Dallas (via NBC News). “Thank you, Kanye, thank you. Even the pollsters thought there must be some mistake.”

According to a Reuters poll released Sunday night, Trump’s support among African-Americans males doubled from 11 percent to 22 percent over the previous week, a period that witnessed West voicing his love of the president and his “dragon energy,” donning a Make America Great Again hat, debating T.I. and aligning with conservative-leaning…

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