"What I saw was a minstrel show today", the CNN host said.
West seemed erratic in his behaviour as he went on to describe his love for Trump, gift him with a custom designed "Make America Great" hat and spewed plans for his fictional hydrogen-powered aeroplane which would be built by Apple. "He has to be the freshest, the flyest" and have "the flyest planes".
This means that Kanye's idea to have the President travel in a more carbon friendly way is not actually a completely mad idea.
"I tell you what: That was pretty impressive", the president said.
The rapper had been invited to lunch to discuss prison reform but turned what would ordinarily have been a staid White House photo-op into possibly one of the more unusual and profanity-laden encounters in the Oval Office's storied history. I think quite frankly what's embarrassing is the condescension you've shown to Kanye West, someone who I think is a courageous, independent thinker, a creative genius.
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Advisers had also cautioned Trump against doing anything dramatic in the weeks before the midterm elections next month. Trump doesn't offer real solutions or express sympathy for the victims of Chicago's violent crime.
And while he's rocking the MAGA hat and stumping for Trump, Taylor Swift of all people has stepped up to throw her support behind two Democratic Senate contenders.
"If you look [at the president's] face as Kanye West was doing, essentially, his filibuster standing in front of the Resolute Desk, [Trump] looks speechless and confused, right".
"You'd better play 4D chess with me like - it's Minority Report because it ain't that simple. That was the moment, that's the thing that drove them over the edge", Klavan said. He visited the real estate billionaire in Trump Tower shortly after the unexpected election results, and has been vocal about his love for Trump ever since.
Lemon was not the only television host who had a poor reaction to the meeting.
West also talked about his childhood, saying, "My dad and my mom separated, so there was not a lot of male energy in my home and also I'm married to a family where, you know, there's not a lot of male energy". West shot back, "Only after 2024".