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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.

"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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