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Why is Kanye West meeting with Donald Trump?

Trump said the two met to discuss 'life.'


Samantha Grasso


Published Dec 13, 2016   Updated May 25, 2021, 9:46 am CDT

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

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

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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. 

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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. 

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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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*First Published: Dec 13, 2016, 12:29 pm CST