Maxine Waters Says Kanye West Should “Think Twice About Politics” (And Talk Less)

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While some of his fans are trying to make sense of his recent comments about politics and President Donald Trump, one popular lawmaker recently weighed in on Kanye West. California Rep. Maxine Waters called West “a very creative young man who has presented some of the most revolutionary material in the African-American community,” but who sometimes “talks out of turn.”

Waters was speaking alongside the Congressional Black Caucus in Oakland on Monday. Politico reported that Waters, who has been a vocal critic of Trump, also said “perhaps sometimes he needs some assistance in helping him to formulate some of his thoughts.”

It wouldn’t be wrong to say that a lot has been going on on West’s Twitter timeline since April 25. On that day, West tweeted, “You don’t have to agree with Trump but the mob can’t make me not love him. We are both dragon energy. He is my brother. I love everyone. I don’t agree with everything anyone does. That’s what makes us individuals. And we have the right to independent thought.”

Then Trump retweeted West and thanked him. Several tweets later on the same day, West tweeted a photo of a Trump-signed Make America Great Again hat and then tweeted a selfie of him wearing a MAGA cap. Prior to this eyebrow-raising spectacle, West tweeted his support for far-right conservative commentator Candace Owens.

Waters said that West should consider the magnitude of his words. “We…

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