Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) told Politico Monday that Kanye West “talks out of turn” and needs assistance “helping him to formulate some of his thoughts.” She made these remarks in an event with the Congressional Black Caucus.
Politico asked Waters, an outspoken critic of President Trump who advocates for his impeachment, to comment on the president’s recent “bromance with Kanye West.”:
“Kanye West is a very creative young man who has presented some of the most revolutionary material in the African-American community,” she replied. “But we also think that sometimes Kanye West talks out of turn and perhaps sometimes he needs some assistance in helping him to formulate some of his thoughts.”
She said West should think about the impact of his words and “maybe not have so much to say.”
“We don’t think that he actually means to do harm,” she added, “but we’re not sure he really understands the impact of what he’s saying, at the time that he’s saying it and how that weighs on, particularly the African American community — and for young people in general. … And I think maybe he should think twice about politics, and maybe not have so much to say.”
Last week West caused significant controversy on Twitter when he tweeted that he and President Trump are “both dragon energy” and brothers.
He also tweeted a photo of a signed Make America Great Again hat. President Trump thanked Kanye for the love.