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Kanye Slams Obama with Bombshell Tweet... Roseanne Flies in to Finish Him Off

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Kanye West’s Twitter account may have replaced Donald Trump’s as the most watched in the world.

The only consolation to the president, should this irk him, is that it’s all because Kanye deigned to praise President Trump — and slam former President Barack Obama.

While we’ve all seen plenty of tweets from the rap superstar in the news of late, this one is probably his best:


In fact, Chicago may have gotten worse during that period. But never mind that, at least as far as the media was concerned.

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This didn’t get as much play as his “dragon energy,” remarks and it’s easy to see why — unlike stuff that can be mocked and used to create a narrative about Kanye, this raises an uncomfortable question about the city that both the former president and rapper have called home.

In a series of tweets on Thursday that have since been deleted, another prominent Trump supporter who’s received flak — Roseanne Barr — stood by the rapper’s characterization of the Windy City.

“(Kanye) is telling the truth about (Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s) Chicago,” the sitcom star wrote, according to Breitbart.

“Ppl (sic) do not want to hear the truth-that Chicago could be a better city for its citizens, but the establishment is corrupted.”

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In a follow-up tweet, she added, “Let’s do something about #Chicago — all of us… instead of hurling insults and division.

“Let’s try efficient government and unity JUST THIS ONCE!”

That’s unlikely to happen, of course, at least as long as the city remains in the hands of Mayor Emanuel, formerly President Obama’s chief of staff, who has overseen Chicago’s descent into America’s gun crime capital despite some of America’s most draconian gun laws.

In fact, a 2017 study revealed that 20 percent of the increase in violent crime in the United States could be traced to Chicago alone, and 10 percent of it to just five neighborhoods.

“Crime is incredibly geographically concentrated … which suggests that any sort of take on what’s causing this has to take an incredibly nuanced look because it’s not just what makes Chicago different from New York City, it’s what makes one neighborhood in Chicago different from other neighborhoods,” John Pfaff, a law professor at Fordham University in New York City, said at the time of the study’s release.

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The fact that it’s geographically concentrated in Chicago, however, is no surprise. During the Obama administration, which was supposedly a renaissance for African-Americans in this country, Chicago saw a dramatic rise in crime. It also also fell from seventh to 21st when it came to the percentage of black households earning over $100,000 a year, according to the Chicago Tribune.

And yet, Cook County — the county where Chicago is located — also has the largest number of black residents in the United States. That number is dwindling, thanks to black flight from the city. However, it raises the question: If Obama was so great for African-Americans, what the heck happened to Chicago?

That’s a question Kanye would like answered. Roseanne wouldn’t mind an answer, either, from the sound of things. Sadly, that request is going to get lost in the media speculation over Kanye’s sanity and coverage of his other comments regarding slavery. If the media’s so willing to spend time on that, however, they should also be willing to spend some time covering what’s happened to the town Barack Obama likes to call home.

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C. Douglas Golden is a writer who splits his time between the United States and Southeast Asia. Specializing in political commentary and world affairs, he's written for Conservative Tribune and The Western Journal since 2014.
C. Douglas Golden is a writer who splits his time between the United States and Southeast Asia. Specializing in political commentary and world affairs, he's written for Conservative Tribune and The Western Journal since 2014. Aside from politics, he enjoys spending time with his wife, literature (especially British comic novels and modern Japanese lit), indie rock, coffee, Formula One and football (of both American and world varieties).
Birthplace
Morristown, New Jersey
Education
Catholic University of America
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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American Politics, World Politics, Culture




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