Donald Trump Jr. Hits Back at Critics of Kanye West's New Christian Album 'Jesus Is King': 'They're Waging War on Our Family and Culture'

Donald Trump Jr. hit back at critics of Kanye West's new Christian-themed album saying they're "waging a war on our family and culture."

In a tweet, Trump Jr. called West a "pioneer" whose new album, titled Jesus Is King, is the "epitome of fearless creativity."

"Kanye West is cracking the culture code," he wrote alongside a picture of the album's art. "@kanyewest's new album #JesusIsKing is the epitome of fearless creativity and 'dangerous, unapproved' ideas."

Trump Jr. added: "Leftists always try to silence those who are speaking truth. They're waging a war on our family and culture. Kanye is a pioneer."

But his characterization of Jesus Is King, which has a 27-minute runtime, as an album filled with "dangerous" and "unapproved" ideas led some on Twitter to mock his enthusiastic take. The album has received a "largely lukewarm response," according to Rolling Stone.

Kanye West is cracking the culture code.@kanyewest’s new album #JesusIsKing is the epitome of fearless creativity and “dangerous, unapproved” ideas.

Leftists always try to silence those who are speaking truth. They’re waging a war on our family and culture.

Kanye is a pioneer pic.twitter.com/EmPgLqgGZJ

— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) October 29, 2019

Zachary Young responded to Trump Jr. on Twitter: "The dangerous unapproved idea of Christianity in America, talk about ballsy! I had never even heard of Jesus before this album!!!!"

Sharilyn Neidhardt added: "Kanye releasing an album of bland Christian music is the least risky thing he could have done."

Another Twitter user added: "Nothing says 'dangerous, unapproved ideas' like the most popular religion in the country that is followed by all the people in power."

West has frequently praised Donald Trump during his presidency and made several public appearances wearing the president's controversial red "Make America Great Again" cap.

In 2018, the rapper declared that he and Trump share "dragon energy." He wrote on Twitter: "You don't have to agree with trump but the mob can't make me not love him. We are both dragon energy. He is my brother."

But late last year, West told his Twitter followers that he was "distancing" himself from politics. "I've been used to spread messages I don't believe in," West wrote in October 2018. "I am distancing myself from politics and completely focusing on being creative !!!"

It came weeks after West, who is married to Kim Kardashian West, visited the White House to speak with Trump wearing his "MAGA" cap and said it makes him "feel like Superman."

In an almost two-hour interview with Apple Music's Zane Lowe on Beats 1 ahead of the release of Jesus Is King, West said his support of Trump and wearing a red "MAGA" hat is "God's practical joke on all liberals."

"Now that I'm in service to Christ, my job is to spread the gospel," West said. "I'm no longer a slave ... I'm a son now, a son of God and I'm free, but this shows you that God is hilarious.

"Liberals love art and now, I am unquestionably, undoubtedly the greatest human artist of all time. It's just a fact, right? So, to put a red hat on was God's practical joke on all liberals like, 'Nooooo not Kanye!'"

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Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are seen in Midtown Manhattan on October 25, 2019 in New York City. Gotham/GC Images