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Abu Dhabi, UAEMonday 22 October 2018

Trump tweets praise for Kanye West on Saturday Night Live

Trump tweeted "Word is that Kanye West, who put on a MAGA hat after the show (despite being told 'no'), was great. He's leading the charge!"

West took took the SNL stage wearing a Make America Great Again hat and made an unscripted pro-Trump speech after the credits rolled EPA
West took took the SNL stage wearing a Make America Great Again hat and made an unscripted pro-Trump speech after the credits rolled EPA

President Donald Trump has panned Saturday Night Live's season premiere but tweeted praise for Kanye West, who closed the show with a pro-Trump message.

Saturday's show opened with Matt Damon playing Brett Kavanaugh in a parody of Thursday's testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee on sexual assault claims.

As the show ended, West took the stage wearing a Make America Great Again hat and made an unscripted pro-Trump speech after the credits rolled.

Videos of the speech circulated on social media.

Trump tweeted on Sunday that he didn't watch the show — it's "no longer funny" and "is just a political ad for the Dems."

He added: "Word is that Kanye West, who put on a MAGA hat after the show (despite being told 'no'), was great. He's leading the charge!"

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