In the never-ending quest to garner attention instead of governing, to manage the news cycle instead of managing the state of affairs, we bring you Trump TV, live from the Oval Office. Today’s sidekick was Kanye West. The rapper dropped by for a photo op which turned into an absolutely insane, and somewhat incoherent rant. It has to be seen to be believed (watch above). As Vox explains West “delivered a rambling, 10-minute speech where he touched upon mental health, the importance of job growth, Montessori curriculums, and referred to the 13th Amendment (the amendment abolishing slavery) as a ‘trap door.'”
He also seemed to insinuate he liked Hillary Clinton, but didn’t vote for her because she was a woman saying “the campaign ‘I’m with her’ just didn’t make me feel, as a guy, that didn’t get to see his dad all the time, like a guy that could play catch with his son…it was something when I put this (MAGA) hat on that made me feel like Superman.”
Kanye just said “motherf***er” in the Oval Office. Per WH pool.
— Jim Acosta (@Acosta) October 11, 2018
#KanyeWest says he married into a family without a lot of male energy. He claims the MAGA hat gives him power.
— Kelly O'Donnell (@KellyO) October 11, 2018
— FoxNewsInsider (@FoxNewsInsider) October 11, 2018
.@jonkarl asks Kanye West about his past comments suggesting that George W. Bush "doesn't care about black people."
— ABC News (@ABC) October 11, 2018
The Kanye appearance comes on the same day that Trump seemed to have enough time to give Fox News a 35 minute live interview this morning. The circus is always changing acts, only the ringmaster stays the same.
President Trump: The key to managing the news cycle is being provocative.
Kanye West: Hold my beer. https://t.co/jfDOGz4uVh
— Josh Campbell (@joshscampbell) October 11, 2018