Nearly a year-and-a-half after their infamous meeting of the minds at Trump Tower following the 2016 presidential election, rapper Kanye West and President Donald Trump appear to have reunited following a series of tweets in which the artist openly endorsed the president. Twitter, as is their custom, is completely losing it as West goes full MAGA.
One user mused that Trump-supporting West has “gotta be a clone” of the man who criticized then-President George W. Bush after Hurricane Katrina for not caring about black people.
Same Kanye that said George Bush doesn’t care about black people rocking with Donald Trump 😭this gotta be a clone
— BasedChasen: Stone Ocean (@BasedChasen) April 25, 2018
BuzzFeed News’ Darren Sands, meanwhile, found a surprising similarity between the two men: that they were both “humiliated in public by Barack Obama” and don’t appear to have “recovered” from it.
Kanye and Trump have something in common neither seems to have quite recovered from: being humiliated in public by Barack Obama.
— Darren Sands (@darrensands) April 25, 2018
Keith Boykin, a former Obama White House staffer and current CNN commentator, noted that Trump’s use of West’s views, which are “non-representative” of African Americans as a group, is part of “a long history dating back to slavery” and that he’s doing so “to justify the policies of white supremacy.”
There’s a long history dating back to slavery of white racists using the words of unrepresentative black figures to justify the policies of white supremacy. Trump’s invocation of Kanye West continues that legacy.
— Keith Boykin (@keithboykin) April 25, 2018
Check out more responses below:
gonna be wild when yeezy season 6 includes distressed MAGA caps
— Nathan Zed 2.0 (@NathanZed) April 25, 2018
Waiting for the Kanye brain meme that starts off with “George Bush doesn’t care about black people” and ends with galaxy brain “but Donald Trump does”
— Petty is Praxis (@rtyson82) April 25, 2018
From George Bush hates BLACK* people to Donald trump is your brother and you love em. TF happened bruh? @kanyewest
— Demetrius Shipp Jr (@Dshippjr) April 25, 2018
Kanye is using Twitter exactly how Trump did during the 2016 election:
Erratic, outrageous and often confusing bursts of Tweets that drive the national discourse.
— jordan (@JordanUhl) April 25, 2018
To return the favor, Donald just posted this photo of himself wearing a yeezy jacket pic.twitter.com/DNMipTNyNW
— az (@zieg) April 25, 2018
Fox News: athletes and celebrities shouldn’t comment on politics
*Kanye supports Trump*
Fox News: pic.twitter.com/CMKHMJ9Uke
— Sanch (@imjsanch) April 25, 2018
Trump Voters listening to Kanye for the first time ever tonight pic.twitter.com/7aA4kfWqGm
— Caleb Blodgett (@clodgett) April 25, 2018
We are an alt dimension where Kanye is a trump supporter: a conspiracy thread
— art boy (@ka5sh) April 25, 2018
Shout out to all the folks in my mentions who are unaware of Kanye’s most famous prior presidential commentary. pic.twitter.com/PAtzhXLGVI
— Hunter Walker (@hunterw) April 25, 2018