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Why is Kanye West meeting with Donald Trump?

Trump said the two met to discuss ‘life.’


Samantha Grasso


Kanye West is meeting with President-elect Donald Trump. Apparently, he wasn’t kidding when he said he’s running for president in 2020.

Early Tuesday morning, CNN digital political reporter Tal Kopan tweeted this photo of newly blond West walking through Trump Tower.

Multiple reporters have confirmed with Trump spokesperson Hope Hicks that West is indeed meeting with the president-elect. According to those at the press pool, West didn’t respond to questioning. TMZ reported West was scheduled to have a 15-minute meeting with the president-elect.

West reappeared in the lobby, this time with Trump, shortly before 10am ET. Trump told press that he and West have been friends a very long time and that they were meeting to discuss “life.” 

Twitter is having a field day trying to comprehend the meeting.

West might have the best contribution to the Me in 2006 vs Me in 2016 meme yet. To think, this was a decade ago: 

The Daily Dot has reached out to Hicks for comment.

Update 2:27pm CT, Dec. 13: West said via Twitter that the nature of his meeting was to talk about “multicultural” issues. As of this writing, he’s yet to elaborate.

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