Trump Gets Weird & Tweets Wednesday Afternoon Message To Kanye West Like A Nut Job

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The Trump presidency has had more than its share of unique moments. We currently have a man occupying the White House whose past includes him hosting a reality television program and making a career out of plastering his name on buildings around the globe.

While in office, it’s old news at this point that he’s proven himself keen to take to Twitter at every opportunity. He has taken to the platform to spout off everything from absolute lies to praise of anyone who wants to support him or his ideas.

On Wednesday, the president took his Twitter usage to another new level, tweeting back at rapper Kanye West after the enigmatic performer quipped on the social media platform about “dragon energy.”

The original tweet from West is a defense of his apparent support of the president.

He wrote:

‘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. I love everyone. I don’t agree with everything anyone does. That’s what makes us individuals. And we have the right to independent thought.’

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The president replied to this message, which was posted early Wednesday, with a Wednesday afternoon message of thanks, writing:

‘Thank you Kanye, very cool!’

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The president’s reply to West makes him seem like someone who is absolutely desperate for praise, to the point of patronizingly going along with the prominent rap artist posting to social media about “dragon energy.”

Ironically, just this morning the president said that his day would be “busy” in a post to the social media platform.

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You’ve got to wonder how the president learned of the fact that Kanye West was tweeting about him. Does the president have someone who monitors indirects? Does he himself monitor indirects? Does one of his staffers just happen to follow Kanye, and if so, which one?

Beyond those questions, it’s the biggest sick joke imaginable for the president to go along with West’s praise of him here.

Kanye West and the president are using the term “dragon energy” to describe a pattern of behavior that includes incessant lying and cheating and bigotry. Just this year, for instance, the story shot to the front of the national political conversation of the president having had an affair with adult film Stormy Daniels that his lawyer dished out massive amounts of hush money to cover up. That lawyer, Michael Cohen, is now under criminal investigation — and that’s just the tip of the iceberg of the troubles afflicting the president and his team.

This “dragon energy” is something that most people are no doubt going to want to stay far away from.

The two fixtures of present day American culture have actually linked up in the past. During the transition period, the rapper met with the then-president-elect at Trump Tower in New York City. West said at the time that he had wanted to speak to the president to discuss “multicultural issues.”

On Wednesday, West followed up the specific tweet that the president responded to with more messages, including one clarifying that his acceptance of the current administration is based on a wide-ranging acceptance that covers Hillary Clinton too.

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West has again been hinting recently that he’s interested in running for president, tweeting messages like one that was simply the year 2024, which will be the date of the next presidential election after Trump’s time in office is legally mandated to end.

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West responded to the president with a message that was simply a photo of the president’s tweet on a phone.

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Check out Twitter’s response below.

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