Kanye West, rapper, billionaire mogul and husband of Kim Kardashian was invited to lunch with President Trump to discuss prison reform but turned out to be what would ordinarily have been a staid White House photo-op into what must have been one of the most unusual encounters in the Oval Office’s storied history.
Talking at speed on everything from Trump’s protectionist trade policies to black gun crime and “infinite amounts of universe,” Kanye left the normally talkative president almost speechless with his performance.
Kanye said how his parents separated when he was young so he didn’t have much male heritage in his life and now married into the Kardashian family he still doesn’t have much maleness around him, but when he wears the Make America Great Again hat he feels like superman which is his favorite superhero.
“That was quite something,” Trump said at the end Kanye’s freewheeling soliloquy.
“It was from the soul. I just channeled it,” the musician said, adding — to gasps from presidential staff — that Trump “might not have expected to have a crazy MotherF****r like Kanye West supporting him.”
Kanye then gave Trump a big hug.
The rapper, who has broken ranks with much of the left-leaning entertainment industry to come out in support of Trump, even said he could be president himself — but “only after” Trump in 2024. Kanye is worth a billion dollars.
West garnered headlines earlier this month when he praised Trump after a performance on “Saturday Night Live” while wearing a “Make America Great Again” hat.
“The liberals bully you and tell you what you can and cannot wear. And they look at me and say, ‘It’s not fair. How the hell did you get here?” West said. On Trump, he said: “If someone inspires me and I connect with them, I don’t have to believe in all their policies … We need to have a dialogue not a diatribe. Try love. Try love.”
West also bashed the media, saying: “Ninety percent of news are liberal. Ninety percent of TV, LA, New York, writers, rappers, musicians, so it’s easy to make it seem like it’s so so one-sided,” he said. “The blacks weren’t always Democrats. You know it’s like the plan they did, to take the fathers out the home and put them on welfare. Does anybody know about that? That’s a Democratic plan.”
Kanye West gets it. MAGA is working for all Americans.
Naturally, the folks at CNN didn’t take too highly of West’s remarks since they can’t handle the truth when people like West are so blatant so they resorted to racism and insults. Following West’s comments, Alisyn Camerota, co-host of CNN’s “New Day,” said his behavior is alarming and asked the audience if it’s time to be concerned.“I think [his rants are] a little bit uncomfortable, I just am wondering if it’s time to start worrying about Kanye because he does go on, sometimes, nonsensical rants,” she said. “He has taken a break for some stress related issues, so I’m concerned.” Has she noticed Nancy Pelosi’s nonsensical rants lately? Talk about being concerned about someone.
On Tuesday, a guest commentator on CNN went much further.“Listen, black folks are about to trade Kanye West in the racial draft, OK?” Tara Setmayer said. “They’ve had it with him. And he’s an attention whore like the president. He’s all of a sudden now the model spokesperson; he’s the token Negro of the Trump administration? This is ridiculous. And no one should be taking Kanye West seriously; he clearly has issues; he’s already been hospitalized.”
Kanye West was hospitalized for bipolar disorder. He has since been stabilized on the right medication. That is extremely insulting for that commentator to make such a statement. Many brilliant people throughout history like Presidents and world leaders and half the entertainment world is bi-polar.
Another black member of the panel said that “West is an example of what happens when negroes can’t read.” Who’s the racist now CNN hmmm? That’s pretty racist stuff coming from CNN who is so supposed to be so liberal and PC. No wonder they are at the bottom of the barrel in ratings.
Donald Trump Jr. slammed CNN for mocking Kanye, “Kanye dares to think for himself so @CNN commentators mock him, saying Kanye (a wildly successful businessman) “is what happens when negros don’t read.” At some point, you have to ask, why is free thought & expression so dangerous & scary to liberals?”
Singer Taylor Swift, the 28-year-old who dropped out of high school and later earned a GED, on Sunday at the American Music Awards declared that she opposes Tennessee Republican Sen. Marsha Blackburn, a Republican.
“Her voting record in Congress appalls and terrifies me. These are not MY Tennessee values,” Swift wrote on Instagram. “I always have and always will cast my vote based on which candidate will protect and fight for the human rights I believe we all deserve in this country.”
“I believe in the fight for LGBTQ rights, and that any form of discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender is WRONG. I believe that the systemic racism we still see in this country towards people of color is terrifying, sickening and prevalent,” she wrote. Swift also said she would not vote for someone “who will not be willing to fight for dignity for ALL Americans, no matter their skin color, gender or who they love.”
Following Swift’s comments, liberal celebrities like Rob Reiner, Ellen Degeneres and Mark Hamill all praised Swift for her comment saying how brave she was for saying what she did.
The Washington Post covered the breaking news, then the next day wrote a story headlined, “Taylor Swift’s endorsement of Democrats is followed by a spike in voter registrations.” (Swift had urged young people to register, but for the record, the spike had little do with her — the deadline for registering was just 48 hours after her post, and registrations always spike during that final period.)
These singers and actors are great at what they do, but when it comes to politics they are political morons. As Laura Ingraham said in the title of her book, “Just Shut Up and Sing.”
Greg Gutfeld, co-host of Fox News’ “The Five,” broke it all down succinctly.
“There’s a big difference between these political statements by Taylor Swift and Kanye. Taylor Swift was a virtue signal to try to preserve her reputation among her peers. And I don’t blame her for that because, you know, she needs to maintain her relevancy even though she’s filthy rich. Kanye’s the opposite of Taylor Swift in that he’s stepping away to speak what he believes to be a truth. He may be right, he may be wrong, but it’s the truth that his peers hate.
And that’s dangerous and it’s brave. So what Taylor is doing is the opposite of bravery. It’s not cowardice but it’s not brave. Whereas Kanye’s a symbol of a greater act of sacrifice, the willingness to expend his career and his capital to challenge, again, he is challenging the mob. And they don’t call him Yeezus for nothing. So here you have exactly the response where some comic from SNL is calling him a jackass because he’s willing to take the risk,” Gutfeld said.