Juan Williams slammed President Trump’s White House meeting with rapper Kanye West and former Cleveland Browns running back Jim Brown, saying that Trump used West as a “prop” to demonstrate to his supporters that the President isn’t racist.
“This is Trump speaking to his white backers saying ‘I’m not racist’,” said Williams, the left-leaning co-host of Fox News’ The Five. “He’s Kanye West, so all these things about [Trump] calling people ‘dogs’ and saying people ‘coming from s**thole countries’ [can be overlooked].”
“This behavior by Trump didn’t start yesterday,” he added, pointing out that Jim Brown had met with the then-president-elect in Trump Tower after the 2016 election.
Co-host Jesse Watters disagreed, saying that West brought attention to legitimate economic issues in the black community.