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Kanye West’s Donald Trump Meeting Goes Predictably Off Script

Kanye West’s Donald Trump Meeting Goes Predictably Off Script

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Declaring that his red “MAGA” hat makes him “feel like Superman,” rapper Kanye West made a free-styling appearance in the Oval Office Thursday.

Ahead of a private lunch, President Donald Trump and West spoke with reporters as they sat across from each other at the Resolute desk. West dominated the conversation with a series of monologues that touched on social policy, mental health, endorsement deals and his support for the president.

 

Why the Kanye West-Jim Brown lunch with Trump was a disaster | Analysis by CNN’s Nia-Malika Henderson https://t.co/0iKV8yJWYs pic.twitter.com/n5kVoGZXph

— CNN (@CNN) October 11, 2018

“Trump is on his hero’s journey right now,” West said, tossing out an expletive to describe himself.

West said that many people believe that, if you’re black, you have to be a Democrat and said he was pressured not to wear his red “Make America Great Again” hat. But he said “this hat, it gives me power.”

West credited Trump with preventing a war with North Korea and encouraged Trump to swap his usual Air Force One for a hydrogen-powered plane. West also argued that Trump deserved more respect, saying: “if he don’t look good, we don’t look good.”

During a pause in West’s comments, Trump said: “I tell you what that was pretty impressive.” He also described West as a “smart cookie.”

The rapper also spoke against stop-and-frisk policing policies, which Trump recently expressed support for. Trump said he was open to other ideas.

Trump recently tweeted praise for West, who closed a “Saturday Night Live” show wearing a “Make America Great Again” hat and delivering an unscripted pro-Trump message after the credits rolled.

West is married to reality television star Kim Kardashian West, who pushed Trump to grant a pardon for a drug offender this year.

Naturally, folks all over the political map had to weigh in:

 

Here’s that long, rambling Kanye speech from inside the Oval Office that everyone is talking about. pic.twitter.com/RkcnPORdYb

— BuzzFeed News (@BuzzFeedNews) October 11, 2018

If this is where Kanye wants to be, then let him be there. Quit trying to explain Kanye to us. He’s doing a pretty good job of telling us who he is and where he wants to be. Hmmmm is this where the Kardashian’s stand also. Their time time might be up also. Just saying !!! pic.twitter.com/qWXbEn1jIh

— Sinbad (@sinbadbad) October 11, 2018

Kanye is…not right. pic.twitter.com/orv5eNv5tL

— Cathy A. (@catmandu13) October 11, 2018

 

Kanye West’s comments today about African Americans and welfare were as objectively false as they were dangerous in perpetuating stereotypes that position low-income blacks as the face of America’s welfare system.

— Geoff Bennett (@GeoffRBennett) October 11, 2018

 


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Alec Baldwin Under Fire For Saying Black People Love Him Ever Since He Played Trump

Alec Baldwin Under Fire For Saying Black People Love Him Ever Since He Played Trump
Saturday Night Live - Season 42

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Alec Baldwin is under fire saying black people “love” him ever since he played Donald Trump on Saturday Night Live – a gig that earned him an Emmy for his impersonation. 

Baldwin was in the middle of an interview with The Hollywood Reporter when a Black fan came up to him on the street in New York City. The reporter, Lacey Rose, wrote about his moment with the fan, revealing the actor’s excitement and noting his response to those types of encounters. 

“I don’t know how to say this and I don’t want to get it wrong either, because everything is a minefield of bombs going off, but ever since I played Trump, black people love me,” he said. “They love me. Everywhere I go, black people go crazy. I think it’s because they’re most afraid of Trump. I’m not going to paint every African-American person with the same brush, but a significant number of them are sitting there going, ‘This is going to be bad for black folks.’”

People immediately took to Twitter to voice their frustrations. 

Trick question…someone is lying to Alec Baldwin pic.twitter.com/LqvguKtLwq

— Kimberly Carroll (@kimb07_88) October 10, 2018

I don't know any black people that have an opinion about Alec Baldwin at all. https://t.co/irK15r7VGq

— britt (@brittneyseegers) October 10, 2018

Alec Baldwin is an ignorant pompous jackass who really needs to stop speaking for other. Maybe just stop speaking https://t.co/EMJeqqiufQ

— Tim Garrett (@thgarrett2) October 10, 2018

here is alec baldwin's most accurate impression of trump… when he wasn't even playing him https://t.co/kWtZr4pUXe

— Tasneem N (@TasneemN) October 10, 2018

Me when Alec Baldwin said black people are afraid of Trump pic.twitter.com/2PFh5QSUo4

— Jack. (@PrayForJack) October 10, 2018

We had one of our big Black bar-b-ques in Wakanda last night, and we couldn't stop talking about how much we Blacks just loves us some Alec Baldwin

🙄 https://t.co/hoxuRYzMg9

— Tariq Nasheed (@tariqnasheed) October 10, 2018

Its been hours and I'm still unsure of where to begin the list of ways Alec Baldwin got us fucked up. https://t.co/8ZCPcQ62Y0

— Sylvia Obell (@SylviaObell) October 10, 2018

Do you think Alec Baldwin was wrong for what he said? 

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