Trump says ‘thank you Kanye!’ as his African-American approval rating doubles

Donald Trump has credited the rapper with doubling his African-American approval rating, saying: “Kanye West must have some power!”

The US president was addressing the annual National Rifle Association convention when he made reference to West’s controversial support for him.

He made the comments in a patriotic speech in Dallas, Texas, in which he defended the American peoples’ right to bear arms.

Before turning to the issue of gun ownership, he said: “African-American unemployment has reached another all-time-in-history record low.

“And by the way, Kanye West must have some power, because, you probably saw, I doubled my African-American poll numbers. We went from 11 to 22 in one week.

“Thank you Kanye, thank you!

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