Juan Williams got an earful from Fox News co-host Kimberly Guilfoyle after saying Kanye West was “not a serious person” during a heated exchange on “The Five” about the rappers recent support of President Trump.
“Hes been called mentally ill,” said Jesse Watters. “Hes been called a sellout. Hes been called everything. Theyve been mocking him on late night. He doesnt care though.”
Greg Gutfeld then brought up a tweet from Chance the Rapper about black people not having to be Democrats in a question directed at Williams. “Could you interpret that tweet to say he wants Democrats to improve their party, to not take us for granted?”
Williams agreed, but made the point that the “basis” of Wests friendship with President Trump was Trump being there when “he was addicted to opioids,” not anything of “substance.”
“Hes done nothing,” said Williams. “When it comes to substance, this guy has nothing. This is the guy in fact who said Cosby was innocent. This is the guy who condemned George W. Bush. You guys are suddenly flocking to him because its convenient but why you would take him seriously I have no idea.”
“Why wouldnt you take him seriously?” Guilfoyle shot back.
“Because hes not a serious person,” said Williams. “Hes a provocateur.”
“Thats your opinion, but hes actually a serious businessman,” said Guilfoyle, defending Wests various business endeavors. “Hes hugely successful … and hes entitled to have his opinion like anybody is. Youre trying to diminish him because hes a singer, a rapper.”
The two then went into a heated back and forth about Wests credibility as a Trump supporter.
“I stick up for peoples rights to express themselves,” Guilfoyle concluded.
WATCH:(the segment begins around the 24 minute mark)