“The world is still talking about Kanye West`s bizarre lunch with President Donald Trump – including White House staffers. And many of them are feeling hugely embarrassed by the president`s Oval Office meeting with the rap star, New York Times White House correspondent Maggie Haberman told CNN on Friday.
`If you look [at the president`s] face as Kanye West was doing, essentially, his filibuster standing in front of the Resolute Desk, [Trump] looks speechless and confused, right. [He`s] uncertain quite what to do with this,` Haberman said.”
In 1972, two days after the Republicans nominated Richard Nixon, Sammy Davis Jr. embraced the presidential candidate while on stage at a Republican Youth Rally.
In the pre-Internet age the photo of Davis hugging Nixon went viral, and the entertainer instantly became anathema in the black community.
The Nixon/Davis embrace is nothing compared to Kanye West`s surreal Oval Office meeting with Trump.
The rap star, wearing a Make America Great Again hat, held forth for almost ten minutes, in a stream-of-consciousness rant that wouldn`t be out of place in a mental asylum, but was totally unbecoming in the Oval Office.
Trump should fire Jared Kushner and anybody else responsible for this fiasco, it was a humiliation for Trump and an embarrassment for America.
In his wide-ranging one-sided conversation Kanye said he was misdiagnosed with bipolar disorder and was simply sleep-deprived. I`m not a psychiatrist and I don`t play one on TV, but my diagnosis is that Kanye is batshit crazy. I`ve gone without sleep for 24-hours on more than one occasion, but sleep deprivation never made me act like I was off my rocker.
At the end of Kanye`s profanity-laden pontification, all Trump could manage to say was “that was pretty impressive. That was quite something.” No shit! That was something that should never have been allowed to take place in the Oval Office.
Kanye ended his performance by warmly hugging Trump, probably the worst moment in the racist and germaphobe president`s life.
I hope all of America watched that grotesque display, and will express their displeasure and disgust November 6, 2018.
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