Kris Jenner Reveals Reason Kanye West Met Donald Trump
In a perfect world, we'd all be able to stroll straight up to Trump's desk and air our grievances every time he disappointed us.
Sadly, the closest thing we have is Twitter and Trump has swiftly become the master of ceremonies of that social media shit show.
A privileged few possess the visibility and influence to have their voices heard by that dusty old tangerine.
Kanye West ranked among these few back in December when he visited the then-president-elect at Trump Tower and fans freaked, assuming he was showing support for the famously xenophobic reality-TV-shill-turned-politician.
On Friday's episode of "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," Kris Jenner told the host her son-in-law didn't visit Trump "for any special intention." He was, more or less, there to shoot the shit.
I think [Kanye] was lucky enough to be able to get, you know, an audience and talk about whatever they talked about, but I think that, you know, it wasn't for any special intention… He went and Corey went with him and they went because I think he had some, you know, issue that he might have wanted to talk about and I think that was the extent of it.
Hm. I suppose we'll just pretend Kanye never told a stadium full of Saint Pablo Tour attendees he would have voted for Trump, you know, if he had voted at all.
Following his December 13 meeting with Trump, Kanye explained to followers in a series of since-deleted tweets,
I wanted to meet with Trump today to discuss multicultural issues… These issues included bullying, supporting teachers, modernizing curriculums, and violence in Chicago… I feel it is important to have a direct line of communication with our future President if we truly want change.
Fine. But if any of us see Trump walking the White House lawn in a pair of complementary Yeezys, there's going to be a full-scale revolt.