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kanye west and donald trump

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In case you’ve missed it, Kanye West has met with President Donald Trump at the White House today for a lunch.  Before I get into this, can anyone get invited to the White House for a lunch?  I mean, the president (in theory) can do whatever he likes, but it just feels like anyone and their brother is being allowed into the highest office in the land.  Am I wrong?  That said, Kanye made this visit about prison reform and urban revitalization.  Both of these are great topics to be discussing with the president, so don’t get me wrong when I say this, but is this the right venue? Meaning, can, and will the president do anything about this in the future?  Or is this just giving Trump more things to tweet about and make him look good?

Reporters were allowed into the Oval Office for a photo opportunity, where the president and Kanye sat at the Resolute Desk.  It was at this time that Kaney talked about his support for President Trump.  Kanye made the following statement:

“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—er like (me). I love Hillary. I love everyone, but the campaign ‘I’m With Her,’ just didn’t make me feel as a guy, who didn’t get to see his dad all the time, like a guy that could play catch with his son. There was something, when I put this hat on, it made me feel like Superman.”

Pardon?  If I understand this correctly, he has no problem with Hillary, but her “I’m With Her” campaign didn’t make him feel like a man?  Or feel like a man who was abandoned by his father?  I think it’s safe to say that we’re all carrying some kind of baggage around.  Whether that’s abuse or neglect as a child or even the same kind of interaction in our adult relationships, we all have baggage.  We all have different values and different viewpoints because of that.  But I think its a stretch to say that Hillary’s campaign emasculated him.

Further, I think the whole idea of the “Make America Great Again” hat is ridiculous.  The message that the hat conveys is that America isn’t great right now.  Sure, there are some pretty awful things that happen in the United States every single day, but some of those are a result of Trump himself.  Think about how transgendered people are treated now, because of statements he’s made.  Or what will happen to women’s rights once Brett Kavanaugh has his way on the Supreme Court?  Women could die as a result of reversing abortion legislation.

My point is – if America isn’t great, it isn’t America’s fault.  It’s the fault of the current president.  It’s like he’s given everyone a platform to bitch, but overall it wasn’t that bad, to begin with.  From a policy perspective, you can’t tackle everything that is wrong with America all at once.  You have to look at it from the perspective of each policy issue – gender rights, women’s rights, racial inequality, immigration, guns, violence, drugs etc.  You can’t lump all of these issues together, say America is bad and then rectify it with hats and the promise of building a wall to fortify all the “good” people in.

Obviously, Trump had nothing but praise for Kanye who has been an ardent supporter of the president over the last couple of weeks.

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