Put Donald Trump and his good longtime friend and rapper, Kanye West, in the Oval Office, and what do you get? Surprisingly enough, the alleged leader of the free world actually took the runner-up prize in this event. In fact, POTUS was uncharacteristically silent during this strange meeting.
The president invited the rapper to the White House supposedly for a private lunch along with former football star Jim Brown, Trump’s top adviser aka son-in-law Jared Kushner, and a crush of reporters, CBS News reported. The purpose of this power lunch was allegedly to talk about gang violence, prison reform, and manufacturing.
But first, West figuratively grabbed the mike, and then catapulted himself into a four-lettered harangue. He roamed from subject to subject almost without breathing. The musician talked about marrying into a family with little male influence, his affection for Trump, and his bipolar misdiagnosis.
Then, the rapper promised to not run for president “until 2024.”
After that, West took a verbal turn and launched into an f-bomb-laced poetic rant. About Trump, he said:
‘He might not expect to have a crazy motherf***r like Kanye West support him.’
The rapper explained that he had been diagnosed with bipolar disorder. Then, West insisted he was just sleep-deprived. Apparently, the patient was self-diagnosing, which sometimes happens when those with this disorder go off their medications. If that was the case, then Trump should have protected his guest rather than let him create a spectacle. The rapper continued:
‘We can empower the pharmaceuticals and make more money.’
Trump had mentioned on an earlier occasion that he thought Chicago should take on the old racist New York City stop-and-frisk program. West briefly spoke about curbing stop-and-frisk programs and said to focus on love instead.
Recently, West appeared on Saturday Night Live (SNL) wearing one of Trump’s “Make America Great Again” hats. After the SNL cameras went silent, the musician gave an impromptu speech supporting the president. POTUS rewarded him with a tweet.
Earlier this year, West’s wife reality TV star Kim Kardashian asked POTUS to commute Alice Marie Johnson’s sentence. The woman had been jailed for drug-related crimes. Trump referred to that event, said that he wanted to find more people like Johnson, and he said he knew there were many people in her situation:
‘I’d like to find a lot of people like Alice Johnson. And there are a lot of people that are in a situation like that, and we are actively looking for those situations. She’s a terrific woman. I’ve been watching her a lot. And what a great spokesman she is for that situation. And that’s covering a lot of people. There are a lot of people like that that will unfortunately be locked up for many, many years. And there’s no reason for it. So we are looking for — we are actively looking for other situations exactly like that.’
Is West one of the commander-in-chief’s token African Americans? Last August, Trump sent out this tweet:
‘Thank you to Kanye West and the fact that he is willing to tell the TRUTH. One new and great FACT – African American unemployment is the lowest ever recorded in the history of our Country. So honored by this. Thank you Kanye for your support. It is making a big difference!’
At the end of the rapper’s verbal blast in the Oval Office, Donald Trump consented:
‘That was quite something. That was quite something.’
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