Kanye explains his support of Trump but can’t answer for president’s policies

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Last night, Kanye West visited Jimmy Kimmel Live for a quick chat, and, unsurprisingly, things took a turn for the weird (this is Kanye, after all). Thursday and discussed his support for President Donald Trump and mental health.

Later, Kimmel asked West about his bipolar diagnosis, and if he feels it's part of what makes him "brilliant".

Kim Kardashian knew her marriage to Kris Humphries was a bust long before their notorious 72-days were up - and she also knew that she'd rebound pretty quickly with Kanye West, who she says was "heartbroken" at the sight of her wedding ring.

Musician Kanye West is still aboard the Trump train it seems. Kanye, you're off the hook now, but eventually you'll have to address the very real effects of Trump's presidency.

"Well, he is a player", West joked.

"That's a handsome thought, but just in literal terms, there are families being torn apart at the border of this country", said Kimmel, referencing Trump's policy of separating immigrant children from their parents at the USA border.

The rapper famously once said, on a live Hurricane Katrina telethon as Mike Meyers stood awkwardly by, that "George Bush doesn't care about black people". And what it represented to me is not about policies, because I'm not a politician like that, but it represented overcoming fear and doing what you felt no matter what anyone says...

"Everything I'm gonna say is gonna be awesome", West told the audience, asking them to hold their applause.

"If I can't be me, I can't be Ye and I quite enjoy when people are mad at me about certain things", he said.

It was West's first appearance on Kimmel since 2013.

After a bunch of slowly unravelling statements about love, "future class", and balancing cheque books, Kimmel asked "Whether we like his personality or not, his actions are really what matter". DJ Khaled recited a message saying "focus on getting your own fat ass in shape guy, you can't inspire people to be great when you haven't seen your dick in years". And what it represented for me, it didn't represent his policies and stuff.