One may naively believe President-elect Donald Trump is quite busy preparing himself to assume his place in the Oval Office as the 45th President of the United States. It has been previously noted how unprepared Trump is to be the most powerful and influential man in the world, and therefore it is of no surprise Trump recently allocated his precious time to have a meeting with Kanye West.
Trump and West met in the early morning hours on Dec. 13 for reasons unknown at Trump Tower in New York City. The pair emerged from an elevator and West, who typically babbles uncontrollably, had nothing to say to the press. A reporter asked, “Kanye, Mr. Trump, what did you guys discuss in your meeting today?” Trump took the lead and answered, “Just friends, just friends, and he’s a good man. Doing well, long time.” Trump then added, “We’ve been friends a long time.” It was almost as if Trump had a prepared statement and said it out of order, which would follow as the meeting between the two was surely not a random happenstance.
As to why the pair met at all, a source inside West’s circle said Trump is interested in making West an “ambassador of sorts” in what was describe as an “entrepreneurial leadership role.”
Trump considering West to be a leader for entrepreneurs is his latest in a series of bizarre moves. West was recently on the Internet begging Mark Zuckerberg for money because West claimed to be $53 million in debt, which is surely why Trump finds him attractive as a business leader. Those who are poor at making money and blaming their own shortcomings on others is what Trump admires the most, and this was confirmed by a source close to West who said, “Trump thinks he’s a great role model when it comes to business.” Right.
That the president-elect would even use West as a political pawn is seeping with contradiction. In late August Trump said of Hillary Clinton’s celebrity endorsements, “The only people enthusiastic about her campaign are Hollywood celebrities, in many cases celebrities that aren’t very hot anymore.” Then days before the presidential election in early November Trump said, “We don’t need Jay Z or Beyoncé. We don’t need Jon Bon Jovi. We don’t need Lady Gaga. All we need is great ideas to make America great again.” No, but he needs Kanye West. Yes, that’s the answer to all of America’s ills.
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Lou Colagiovanni is an investigative journalist living in Las Vegas who specializes in politics and crime. His work has been highlighted all over the world and he is regularly featured on television and radio.