Yesterday morning, Donald Trump, soon-to-be president of the United States, sat down for a meeting with Kanye West.
Man, 2016 is just SO extra.
The meeting lasted about 15 minutes, and after it was over, the best buds were nice enough to pose for some photos.
When asked, Trump told reporters that he and Kanye have “been friends for a long time,” and that when they hang, they just talk about “life.”
It was all just incredibly bizarre, and probably just a ridiculous attempt from Trump and his team to get people to talk about anything besides Russia.
After all, why else would a man who is about to take the highest office in the land sit down with the rapper who did “Golddigger,” married Kim Kardashian, then had a mental breakdown?
Well, lucky for us, Kanye was kind enough to hop on Twitter for a moment to break everything down.
What did he and Trump really talk about? What do his very public endorsements for Trump mean for his own political aspirations?
Yeezy’s got the answers, y’all.
“I wanted to meet with Trump today to discuss multicultural issues,” he tweeted yesterday evening — also confirming that the meeting was his idea.
“These issues included bullying, supporting teachers, modernizing curriculums, and violence in Chicago,” he continued.
“I feel it is important to have a direct line of communication with our future President if we truly want change.”
He then tweeted a “2024” hashtag, which is truly terrifying because we can only assume it means that he believes Trump will serve two terms as president, pushing his own campaign back to 2024.
What did we ever do to deserve any of this? Serious question. Ideal answers will arrive in the form of a soothing lullaby or a haiku recited during a back rub, thanks.
But hey, don’t let your guard down yet, because Kanye has one more ridiculous shot to fire.
This morning, he shared this photo:
So that’s Trump’s Time Person of the Year issue that the PEOTUS — let’s just shorten that to POS, sound good? — gave to Ye.
And on the cover, he actually wrote “To Kanye: You are a great friend. Thanks, Donald Trump.”
Note how he underlined the word “great.” OK, then note how this is exactly what a third-grader would write in a yearbook.
Again: what did we ever do to deserve any of this?