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Trump thanks Kanye for helping his poll numbers with black people

FILE - In this Dec. 13, 2016, file photo, President-elect Donald Trump and Kanye West pose for a picture in the lobby of Trump Tower in New York. West has deleted tweets posted on Dec. 13, 2016, explaining the meeting.
FILE - In this Dec. 13, 2016, file photo, President-elect Donald Trump and Kanye West pose for a picture in the lobby of Trump Tower in New York. West has deleted tweets posted on Dec. 13, 2016, explaining the meeting. AP Photo

The Yeezy-Trump saga continues.

President Trump praised Kanye West during his NRA speech on Friday after a series of tweets from the rapper apparently resulted in a spike in the president's poll numbers among black men.

At the 147th National Rifle Association annual meeting, members who listened to speeches by President Trump and Vice President Mike Pence largely support the administrations stance on gun control and legislation

"Kanye West must have some power, because you probably saw, I doubled my African-American poll numbers. We went from 11 to 22 in one week, thank you, Kanye," Trump said, apparently referring to a recent Reuters poll showing a spike in support from black men.

"When I saw the numbers I said that must be a mistake, how did that happen?"

West showered praise on the president in a series of tweets in recent weeks.

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