In one of the most bizarre scenes in a year that has been filled with wackiness, Kanye West met with Donald Trump at the White House. Sporting the infamous “Make America Great Again” hat, Kanye shared his views on politics, race, and prison reform as Trump watched and smile in the Oval Office.
Kanye, surrounded by a slew of media, shared why he voted for Trump. “I love Hillary, I love everyone, right, but the campaign ‘I’m With Her’ just didn’t make me feel, as a guy that didn’t get to see my dad all the time, like a guy that could play catch with his son,” Kanye said.
He continued to reveal why he loves wearing the MAGA hat. “It was something about when I put this hat on, it made me feel like Superman,” he said. “You made a Superman. That’s my favorite superhero. You made a Superman cape for me.”
Kanye suggested that he wants people to love Trump and ignore his racist antics.
“What I need Saturday Night Live to improve on and what I need the liberals to improve on is, if he don’t look good, we don’t look good,” Kanye said. “This is our president. He has to be the freshest, the flyest, the flyest planes, the best factories.”
He even dropped the f-bomb during his rant, “Let’s stop worrying about the future, all we have is today.… Trump is on his hero’s journey right now. He might not have thought he’d have a crazy motherf—r like Kanye West.”
The meeting proved that America is involved in a government-sponsored circus.
Here are reactions below:
We should not make fun of the fact that Kanye is obviously deeply mentally ill. The fact that people around him including Trump continue to exploit him is repulsive. But the rest of us should just move on. Poor man needs help. His having lunch w/another nut’s not the answer.
— David Rothkopf (@djrothkopf) October 11, 2018
Kanye: “If [Trump] doesn’t look good, we don’t look good.”
Me: “Well, Kanye, Trump looks like a demented heartless bastard who cares more about having his moron friends visit than about the poor people in Florida, and you look like his moronic friend.” #deadlinewh
— LaurenBaratzLogsted (@LaurenBaratzL) October 11, 2018
Kanye West’s comments today were false and dangerous. This is why stereotypes exist that position low-income blacks as the face of America’s welfare system. Absolutely FALSE and DANGEROUS.
— Eli Kalil (@elikalil_) October 11, 2018
It makes me sad that no one in Kanye West’s life is getting him help when he’s clearly unwell.
— Alex Goldschmidt (@alexandergold) October 11, 2018
Exploiting mental illness has been a strategy of Conservatives for a very long time. From Rush to FOX they always attack people’s psychological weak points to make them feel threatened and victimized. #Kanye is a PERFECT example of the fruit from that labor.
— Political Glutton (@politicalglutto) October 11, 2018