If ever you wanted proof that American politics has turned into a circus, yesterday delivered.
It’s hard to know where to begin with yesterday’s Oval Office meeting between Kanye West and Donald Trump. Right from the beginning, Kanye started running his mouth, and during his almost 10-minute soliloquy he spoke about hydrogen planes, alternative universes and some other oddities.
To start, here’s the full exchange. It’s really, completely, utterly bonkers, and at times you almost (just a tiny amount) feel for Trump, who has to sit there and listen to this unhinged madman.
I guess that’s how the White Staff feel all the time, so actually, I retract any sympathy.
Kanye’s clearly got daddy issues, the result of which is Kanye telling Donald that Donald makes Kanye feel like Superman.
He really is so, so desperate for him and Kim to be the JAY-Z and Beyonce of Trump’s administration.
The meeting is all over the show, so let’s check out some highlights from CNN. These are real Kanye quotes:
“So there’s a theory that — there’s infinite amounts of universe and there’s alternate universe so it’s very important for me to get [Larry] Hoover out, because in an alternate universe, I am him and I have to go and get him free.”
Hoover is the founder of a Chicago gang, who is currently serving six consecutive life sentences.
“I don’t really say dope. I don’t say negative words. We just say positive, lovely, divine, universal words.”
The hydrogen plane. For real:
Kanye West: “I brought a gift with me right here. This right here is the iPlane 1. It’s a hydrogen-powered airplane and this is what our president should be flying in.”
— The Hill (@thehill) October 11, 2018
How about this for a gem – Kanye’s iPhone password is…wait for it…000000:
lmao Kanye’s iPhone password is 000000 pic.twitter.com/mEM5Tjq0po
— Del Slappo (@misterjamo) October 11, 2018
Back to quoting Kanye:
Kanye called Jared Kushner “Jerry” – While showing off the photo of the iPlane, Kanye turns to the President’s son-in-law and says “Look at this, Jerry.” Tough stuff for Jerry.
Look at Jerry, I mean Jared, getting third-wheeled by his own wife:
On the plus side, they really do deserve one another.
A little f-bomb thrown into the mix as well:
Check out the photographer in the front row in the blue-striped shirt checking out Trump’s reaction when Kanye drops the F-bomb! #tcot#KanyeWest#@POTUS pic.twitter.com/QlHwNZGi4l
— Mark Finkelstein (@markfinkelstein) October 11, 2018
This is also a great exchange:
Trump’s reaction when Kanye stopped speaking – “That was quite something. That was quite something.”
Kanye’s reaction to Trump’s reaction – “It was from the soul. I just channelled it.”
Here’s something for you to print out and hang on the wall in place of ‘Live. Love. Laugh’:
Kanye – “Because time is a myth. All we have is now. All we have is today.”
Following the meeting, Trump said that Kanye “can speak for me anytime he wants…He’s a smart cookie. He gets it”.
He then added that Kanye “could very well be” a presidential candidate in the future, though only after 2024.
To sum it all up, here’s Trevor Noah:
TONIGHT: There was a ranting lunatic in the Oval Office today, and he had to sit quietly as Kanye West did this: pic.twitter.com/1eCaLWP8cS
— The Daily Show (@TheDailyShow) October 12, 2018
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