October 11, 2018

"You know, they tried to scare me to not wear this hat—my own friends. But it’s hot! It gives me, it gives me power in a way. "

"You know, my dad and my mom separated, so I didn’t have a lot of male energy in my home. And also, I’m married to a family that, you know, not a lot of male energy going on. It’s beautiful though! But there’s times where, you know, it’s something about—I love Hillary. I love everyone, right? But the campaign, 'I’m With Her,' just didn’t make me feel, as a guy that didn’t get to see my dad all the time, like a guy that could play catch with his son. There was something about, when I put this hat on, it made me feel like Superman. You made a Superman—that’s my favorite super hero. You made a Superman cape for me, also, as a guy who looks up to you … looks up to American industry guys, nonpolitical, no bullshit—put the beep on it—however you wanna do it, five second delay…"

Said Kanye West, talking to Donald Trump today. I got the transcription from "Inside The Historic Trump-Kanye Oval Office Summit" (New York Magazine). You can watch 24+ minutes of Trump and Kanye and Jim Brown, here:



ADDED: Kanye hugs Trump and tells him he loves him:

75 comments:

Michael K said...

My brother-in-law loves his MAGA hat and I sent him a Trump Star, one of the ones Szabo is pasting on Hollywood Blvd.

Arashi said...

And yet the leftists call Kanye names, like uncle tom, house negro, etc. Is this because he has strayed from the leftist plantation and must be destroyed? Or maybe its because the leftists are the bad guys..

Are we the baddies

Francisco D said...

MSM reporters are offended that Kanye used the word "Motherf-----". They say he disrespected the White House.

How about Bill Clinton's behavior in the WH?

Dana Loesch said "Close but no cigar."

Amadeus 48 said...

I love Jim Brown. I know he has had some personal issues, but he has been a fierce, honest, fearless competitor on and off the field. That he maintains good relations with Trump is impressive.

Etienne said...

Trump has the Hollywood creds. He can go toe to toe with the Hollywood antics and win.

Jim at said...

Sure, it's just one person. And sure, that one person has said idiotic things in the past.

But anyone who saw the day when Kanye West would be hanging out with - and praising - a Republican President, raise your hand.

There is a massive political shift underway and it scares the mob. It should.

Etienne said...

If there's no sperm and a pussy dipped cigar on the desk, than it it wasn't as disrespectful to the office as Clinton was.

Ingachuck'stoothlessARM said...

"Black men, come get your people"

"On it !!" -- Bakari Sellers

Trumpit said...

Kanye West is rich white trash.

rcocean said...

I don't really know who Mr. West is, and don't really care to learn but I'm glad he's getting some Male energy.

I can tell Trump loves it, because he really digs black people.

Hopefully, he won't be too upset when Kayne changes his mind and denounces him six months or a year from now.

n.n said...

West has gone independent. Triggering the left's hopes to hang a "necklace" on him with care.

Unknown said...

Kanye and Dershowitz are acquiring the same enemies.

-sw

Shouting Thomas said...

Heard CNN "expert" commentary while at gym. (Can't escape CNN at the gym.)

CNN's experts say that Trump disgraced the presidency again with this "unseemly" meeting with a couple of black guys.

I'm confused. Can anybody explicate?

Mike said...

Trump is a mac daddy with pimp taste and hot chicks, straight up and on the side. If democrats think they can out-mac Trump they better get their flabby ass in gear right now. 20% black support and its all over but the shouting in dnc-land.

Jupiter said...

Shouting Thomas said...

"CNN's experts say that Trump disgraced the presidency again with this "unseemly" meeting with a couple of black guys.

I'm confused. Can anybody explicate?"

CNN's "experts" probably just realized that Kanye West cannot pronounce six words in a row that are not "fuck".

Ken B said...

Record low black unemployment. Nothing scares the Democrats more than a black man praising Trump.

Amadeus 48 said...

Trump is a total hip hop icon. 49 rap songs using his name before he got elected. Donald Trump trips off the tongue.

gg6 said...

Well, Kanye, as definitely offbeat as he might seem to many of us, myself included, sounds and feels more sensible and correct than at least 51% of the professional political-motor-mouths out there right now - like Hillary, Schumer, Holder, Pelosi, Pocahontas and all their fist-waving mobs. He appears to me to be speaking from his heart as well as his well proven intelligence, common sense and PR savvy. That strikes me as a huge relief after a month of listening to miraculously recovered memories from HS w/ the accompanying Liberal greek-chorus....not to mention, Kanye is saying to Black America a message no one has dared to say before - think, speak and act for yourselves not for some PolOrg. This is a 'housenegro' that scares the shit out of the Liberal-Democrat party.

wild chicken said...

So Trump's coming to Missoula next week. That takes two brass balls...no Republican candidate ever comes here, much less president. Only place big enough is the UM Fieldhouse. Lol.

Where next, Berkeley? Boulder?

And so I had to pick this month for my knee surgery..good thing I'm too doped up to cry.

FullMoon said...

Amadeus 48 said... [hush]​[hide comment]

I love Jim Brown. I know he has had some personal issues, but he has been a fierce, honest, fearless competitor on and off the field. That he maintains good relations with Trump is impressive.


Quit football at the top of his game. Made some money in Hollywood. Went to the ghetto and tried his best to turn gangsters and potential gangsters around. A black power guy, in a good way.

Ray - SoCal said...

And the MSM is going crazy!

They would be smarter to just ignore him, especially since he's married a Kardasian.

Pro PR Tip - Don't mess with the Kardasians.

William said...

Kanye is mercurial. He's apparently having a flash of sanity, but I'd keep a respectful distance. You might not like next week's edition of Kanye.

rhhardin said...

The economy is booming and there's no reason blacks can't participate. It sounds like a positive thing to broadcast.

Mike said...

You made a Superman cape for me, also, as a guy who looks up to you … looks up to American industry guys, nonpolitical, no bullshit

Trumpit is scared shitless by this honesty here. A lot of fatherless black boys look up Trump as the ultimate Father Figure and Kanye just gave it the gold-plated endorsement. Pass me the popcorn!

YoungHegelian said...

And CNN & the rest of the MSM are working hard to make sure that yet more black males defect to Donald Trump.

Can the MSM just STFU & let this stuff pass? By going after KW, they give the story legs, & blacks who would have not seen any of it now will be hearing about the awful spectacle of KW getting called an ignorant, mentally ill house nigger for having the temerity to discuss issues he thought relevant to the black community with the President.

Welcome to the hive-mind, bruthas!

D 2 said...

It's early in the morning, about a quarter to something
I'm sittin' here talkin' with my President
Over cigarettes and coffee.
And to tell you that I've been sort of satisfied
since I put on a red hat
Motherfucker since I met you, oops, shit
All the politicals I've been around
And all the handlers I've met
I just don't seem to fit in
Knowing this, particularly sad, yeah
But it seemed so natural, me and this President here
Just talking over cigarettes and drinking coffee, ooh now

Apologies to Mr O Redding.

Chuck said...

I think we just found our new Ambassador to the United Nations, y'all. Word. Muthafuckin' niggaz is real.

FullMoon said...

William said...

Kanye is mercurial. He's apparently having a flash of sanity, but I'd keep a respectful distance. You might not like next week's edition of Kanye.
10/11/18, 5:59 PM


The Bush hates black people quote was pretty stupid.

On the other hand, West is taking a lot of flack from a lot of people and not caving. Compared to many who grovel after being ostracized for some innocuous comment, ya gotta hand it to the guy,

Matthew Sablan said...

Kanye swearing in the Oval Office is apparently a big f'ing deal.

Arashi said...

Is swearing in the White House like fighting in the War Room - something not to be done because feelz?

gilbar said...

Trumpit said... (being THE arbiter of everything racial... Kanye West is rich white trash

So, to review:
There's a special place in HELL for a woman that doesn't support a Democrat woman
We all HAVE TO BELIEVE the survivors of rape (that wasn't done by a Democrat
People that do not support Democrat policies LOSE THEIR RACIAL MAKEUP

Mike said...

Kanye wants to run for mayor of Chicago. He's asking Trump to bring the law and order. Am I the only one who sees occasional TMZ updates AND reads this blog?

Chuck said...

This is like Elvis meeting with Nixon. And the letter wherein Elvis volunteers to work as a Federal Agent At Large, investigating "the Drug Culture" and "the Hippie Elements."

Bill, Republic of Texas said...

Chuck don't embarrass us with your racist nonsense.

Mac McConnell said...

What Democrats fear most is Blacks with private sector jobs.

Matthew Sablan said...

Honestly, I'm pretty sure what Kanye said probably wouldn't make it in the Top 10 Filthiest Things Said in the Oval Office.

Mac McConnell said...

Chuck
Now do Obama.

mccullough said...

This better than when Elvis visited Nixon in the Oval Office

Bay Area Guy said...

Ebony And Ivory Live Together In Perfect Harmony
Side By Side On My Piano Keyboard, Oh Lord, Why Don't We?

We All Know That People Are The Same Where Ever We Go
There Is Good And Bad In Ev'ryone,
We Learn To Live, We Learn To Give
Each Other What We Need To Survive Together Alive.

Ebony And Ivory Live Together In Perfect Harmony
Side By Side On My Piano Keyboard, Oh Lord Why Don't We?

Ebony, Ivory Living In Perfect Harmony
Ebony, Ivory, Ooh

We All Know That People Are The Same Where Ever We Go
There Is Good And Bad In Ev'ryone,
We Learn To Live, We Learn To Give
Each Other What We Need To Survive Together Alive.

Ebony And Ivory Live Together In Perfect Harmony
Side By Side On My Piano Keyboard, Oh Lord Why Don't We?


"Ebony and Ivory," Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder (1982).

MayBee said...

CNN just teased an upcoming story about "Kanye West's very bizarre White House visit" I just don't think it's CNN's business to label it bizarre for me. Show the video of the visit, and let me decide if it's bizarre.

Molly said...

(eaglebeak)

Kanye would be a better Mayor of Chicago than Rahm Emmanuel, even on his most off-meds day.

Dr Weevil said...

Francisco D. (4:53pm):
Are they reporting who it was that Kanye referred to as "motherf-----"? If not, I imagine it was one or more - maybe all! - members of the press, in which case he wasn't disrespecting the Oval Office at all.

traditionalguy said...

Don't underestimate Kanye. He is a brilliant talent. And he strings true connections together in one sentence faster than the MSM pretenders can sneer at him for doing it while they wonder what it was he said. The President understood every idea Kanye expressed, and will put them into action soon. That makes West the most powerful black American since MLK.

BuckIV said...

Don Lemon just said the meeting reminds him of a minstrel show. Good lord CNN is just sad.

Phil 3:14 said...


Blogger Francisco D said...
MSM reporters are offended that Kanye used the word "Motherf-----". They say he disrespected the White House.

That's a big fucking deal!

PS CNN doesn't care about black people.

tcrosse said...

Speaking of crazy motherfuckers at the White House:
Sammy Davis loves him some Nixon

phantommut said...

Kanye may be the man to start up an Underground Railroad of oppressed minorities out of the Democratic plantations.

Drago said...

Mac McConnell: "Chuck Now do Obama."

Chuck would never, ever, ever, in a million years, dream of caricaturing his "magnificent" obama.

Ever.

Chuck reserves that treatment for conservatives and anyone who is effective fighting the dems.

anti-de Sitter space said...

"I can hold my liquor
What this man can’t handle is me
Dark and lonely now
On Chicago, south of town
I'm on to Indiana
I heard it in the radio now
I can't handle no liquor
But these bitches can't handle me
I can't control my niggas
And my niggas they can't control me
You say you know me, my nigga
But you really just know the old me
Bitch I'm back out my coma
Waking up on your sofa
When I park my Range Rover
Slightly scratch your Corolla
Okay, I smashed your Corolla
I'm hanging on a hangover
Five years we been over
Ask me why I came over
One more hit and I can own ya
One more fuck and I can own ya
One cold night in October
Pussy had me floating
Feel like Deepak Chopra
Pussy had me dead
Might call 2Pac over
Yeezy's all on you sofa
These the red Octobers
Still ain't…"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vuUxY8Y7uXY


BTW, I know that it doesn't take a system North of a quarter to make this sound like murder (In a good way). The studio was way less. Anywho, try it on the best playback you gots. And, get good source track. IOW, yur F-ing shit computer speakers sux. When it matters.

IMHO.

Seeing Red said...

And unlike The Carters this was filmed.

Michael Fitzgerald said...

Not a lot of male energy going on in the household with the Olympic decathlon gold medalist in it? Uh, Bruce, you wanna handle that one...er, uh, Caitlin, you wanna... Uh, forget it...

Known Unknown said...

"CNN's "experts" probably just realized that Kanye West cannot pronounce six words in a row that are not "fuck"."

If you listen to his earlier work (808s and Heartbreak, for example) West's lyrical approach was a lot less profane.

Known Unknown said...

If Kanye is a 'token negro', then what is Jim Brown?

Bill, Republic of Texas said...

If Kanye is a 'token negro', then what is . . .

Obama?

Known Unknown said...

Made it linkable for your, Sitter

Also, Justin Vernon (Bon Iver) is on this track. Kanye crosses musical boundaries all the time.

anti-de Sitter space said...

Know U,

I know the href code.

I just like to let folks see the link.

Yes, I also know that it's possible to view the link w/o clicking it. But, I like full transparency.

And, I do know that many folks won't deal w/ a typed out link. Good for them. Avoiding my comments in these threads is almost always the smart move anyway.


P.S. The href code is not the important thing re that track. It's the playback. Aside from the lyrics fitting this time and thread, the sonic mastery re the track is worthy of (and demands) killer systems.

IMHO.

Known Unknown said...

"P.S. The href code is not the important thing re that track. It's the playback. Aside from the lyrics fitting this time and thread, the sonic mastery re the track is worthy of (and demands) killer systems."


Yeah. It's not hip-hop. I don't know what it is. But it's really amazing.

JAORE said...

"Kanye may be the man to start up an Underground Railroad of oppressed minorities out of the Democratic plantations. "

And then Democrats will only support Judicial candidates that claim Dredd Scott was the correct decision.

mikee said...

Next week on Trump Visitors: Bindi Irwin, to explain how sea turtles get those straws up their noses, and why the US isn't the problem with plastics in the ocean.

And the next week, just before elections, maybe we can have nondrinker Trump have a visit from the ethanol producers, who will explain that when Iowa makes money from Republican policies, Republican presidents get elected and re-elected.

I expect Trump might do better than these, but hey, watch and see.

Kevin said...

“If Kanye is a 'token negro', then what is Jim Brown?”

Jim Brown is not to be trifled with.

Earnest Prole said...

How dare Kanye appropriate White Meathead culture?

President Pee-Pee Tape said...

Crazy meets crazy.

Trump needs to go to insane asylum and conduct high-level policy meetings with the inmates. It would be so appropriate.

anti-de Sitter space said...

PPPT,

Kanye was running this show. W/ skiz.

He grabbed and dominated the mic, and he avoided DJT eye contact. So as to not open a DJT diversion door. Kanye looked at folks to DJT-left and DJT-right, but he quick scanned between. After a while DJT got K glances, but only for those moments when the interruption door was sealed. (Of course, all DJT ever had was vapid uncertain blather when he did pipe up, so he had no chance to battle w/ bars, from a pro.)

Anywho, Kanye jabber hit his talk points. First nonsense about multiverse stuff (Chopra style), then product placement (w/ more of that sprinkled throughout), then more showin' what "the culture" means. I.e., swingin' balls.

IMHO.


BTW, as soon as I saw this post (i.e. before commenting), I watched the whole 24+ minutes re the link. Before that I'd already read the mainstream jabber re this. And then I thought I had the take. Thanks to Althouse for gettin' me to see the whole thing. I had not had the take. More to think about. Made me play "H.M.L.". Been close to a year since that pleasure/experience. Still rocks.

The Crack Emcee said...

"Kanye may be the man to start up an Underground Railroad of oppressed minorities out of the Democratic plantations."

Yeah, maybe Kanye will do it.

Amadeus 48 said...

The best backfield that never was: Jim Brown and the late Ernie Davis.

FIDO said...

Imagine if Kanye carpetbagged his way into some Black Democrat's fief and ran as a Republican.

That would put a Fox in the Henhouse.

Martin said...

Jim Brown was and still is just such an awesome person. It didn't have the drama of Jackie Robinson in 1947, but people today don't appreciate what a thing it was for a black to be universally acknowledged as the best running back in the NFL in the late 1950s. And he did it on his own terms, with swagger and style that anticipated people who came later, like Namath.

Lee Moore said...

I got halfway through the quote before I realised it was Kanye speaking rather than The Donald. The unstaged stream of consciousness style is very Trump.

AllenS said...

The problem that I have with Superman, is that he wears his underpants over his pants.

dreams said...

A big hug for Trump, a giant hug for mankind.

Patrick Henry said...

The Left and "deep state" never Trumpers made their fatal mistake when they though they could take him out instead of mold him and then use him.

Trump is a unprincipled politician, meaning he has no ideological political core. He hasn't intellectualized any political first principles, but is a populist. Ideological politicians say "these are my ideas, now come join me" (except the Democrats who say "we'll force them on you if you don't join us"). Trump says "where are the people? I'll join them." And this ideological vacuum could have been exploited by the Democrats.

Instead, even before the election, decided they'd try to destroy him instead of use him. They own the press (or the press owns them). It could have been used, a bit more subtly, to get Trump to turn left. He could have been a _Democrat_ president by now. He was barely a Republican when he started to run.

But, by going hard after him, he's punching back, twice as hard. I don't think his natural instincts are to govern from the right, but the left keeps pushing him that direction. The Left's declaration of war has removed Trump's ability to compromise (not because he can't, but because it not in his nature -- and we knew this going in to the election). Now, they're the Enemy and he's fighting to win. Their default position is to be against _anything_ he does so he's taken the same with them.

He's seen that he can't work with them, so he won't. And that's not _his_ fault, but theirs. They could have turned him into a trojan Democrat. Instead, they've angered an orange haired Dr. Banner.

The Crack Emcee said...

The Macho Response: Kanye West & The President & The Energy In A NewAge Hero’s Journey

Caligula said...

Male energy? Male energy is dangerous! Can't we just suppress it, perhaps by intimidating men into silence?

And black male energy? Umm, well, we can't call that dangerous, can we?

Better not go there. But, surely we can't admit that some of that male energy might be fun.

Can we? Is it still possible to have fun in the age of That's Not Funny?

Peter said...

See Scott Adams on this

Jim at said...

Trump needs to go to insane asylum and conduct high-level policy meetings with the inmates. - Ritmo

Send him an invite. He might take you up on it.