READ: Donald Trump Tweets ‘Word Is That Kanye West…Was Great. He’s Leading the Charge’

Of course.

Kanye West’s decision to deliver a speech supportive of President Donald Trump on Saturday Night Live‘s season opener may have received significant pushback, but it appears to have endeared him to the president further.

The president slammed SNL as “just a political ad” for Democrats but praised West, who donned a “Make America Great Again Hat,” as someone who is “leading the charge!”

West’s impromptu monologue came after he’d performed three songs. It never made it on the air.

“I wanna cry right now. Black man in America, you’re supposed to keep what you feel inside right now,” he said. “And the liberals bully you and tell you what you can and cannot wear, where you and they can’t not stare. And they look at me and say, ‘It’s not fair. How the hell did you get here?’ Well…”

Audience members booed as West put on his MAGA hat.

“Actually, blacks weren’t always Democrats,” he started. “It’s like a plan they did to take the fathers out the homes and promote welfare. Does anybody know about that? That’s the Democratic plan.”

Saying people can’t be controlled by “monolithic thought,” West pivoted to talking about comedian Bill Cosby, who last week received a prison sentence related to charges of sexual assault. “You can’t always have when you have a black subject matter like Cosby that you have to have a black comedian talk about it,” he said.

“It’s so many times that I talk to a white person about this, and they say, ‘How could you support Trump? He’s racist.’ Well if I was concerned about racism, I would have moved out of America a long time ago. We don’t just make our decisions off of racism. I’ma break it down to you right now: If someone inspires me and I connect with them, I don’t have to believe in all they policies.”

Comedian Chris Rock captured the end of West’s speech and posted it to Instagram.

A full video later emerged on YouTube.

West claimed that he was “bullied” by SNL producers backstage into not wearing MAGA gear on stage.

“This represents good and America becoming whole again,” West said of the MAGA hat in the caption of an Instagram post he made after the show. “We will no longer outsource to other countries. We build factories here in America and create jobs.  We will provide jobs for all who are free from prisons as we abolish the 13th amendment.”

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West’s behavior has opened him up to significant criticism.

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