Will the Trump-Kanye Bromance Break Celebrity Culture?

Joe Scudder
Written by Joe Scudder

The Trump-Kanye mutual admiration exchange may seem shallow, but if Trump breaks into celebrity culture, it will be HUGE!

The Trump Kanye meetings and communication on social media represent the potential for a huge wall to come down. From the time Donald Trump got the nomination, celebrity culture, whether it be Hollywood or music, has treated Trump as the ultimate pariah. He’s portrayed as someone who is so uncool, you don’t have to talk to him or negotiate with him. Trump actually used this as a selling point, since voters were looking for someone who wouldn’t be intimidated by any elites, including celebrity culture.

But Kanye West could be changing all that. This doesn’t mean that Kanye is becoming a conservative (or that Trump is one, for that matter). But it means that writing off Trump and his base as “deplorables,” isn’t going to work much longer. Instead of relying on visceral hatred of Trump, Democrats will have to actually interact with his ideas.

The Daily Mail reports, “Thanks Kanye! West dons a MAGA hat and defends his love for his ‘dragon energy brother’ Trump despite wife Kim’s intervention – and Donald hails him as ‘very cool’

The love affair between Kanye West and Donald Trump intensified on Wednesday evening as the rapper and the President shared an exchange of complimentary tweets, prompting Kim Kardashian to defend her husband’s sanity.

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In his new set of tweets, West proclaimed that the mob ‘can’t make me not love’ Trump before also proclaiming his support for Hillary Clinton.

‘You don’t have to agree with trump but the mob can’t make me not love him,’ he wrote.

‘We are both dragon energy. He is my brother. I love everyone. I don’t agree with everything anyone does. That’s what makes us individuals.’

He later revealed that his MAGA hat is signed by the President himself, posting a picture of the accessory, which itself prompted another reply from Trump which simply read: ‘MAGA!’

‘And we have the right to independent thought.’

Trump later retweeted the message and wrote: ‘Thank you Kanye, very cool!’

Later on Wednesday evening, West turned his attention to former president Barack Obama, tweeting: ‘Obama was in office for eight years and nothing in Chicago changed.’

He then retweeted a post in which President Trump was expressing his excitement about meeting Apple CEO Tim Cook with the caption, ‘Can’t wait to meet’.

Next he posted a photo of Trump and Cook speaking together and said ‘caption this photo’.

Seconds later he wrote: ‘Two of my favorite people.’

Eric Trump also got on the Kanye train, retweeting the same tweet his dad did and adding a few American flag emojis as well.

Less than an hour after he posted his original tweet, West revealed that his wife Kim Kardashian had called him about the Trump tweet.

‘My wife just called me and she wanted me to make this clear to everyone. I don’t agree with everything Trump does,’ he wrote.

‘I don’t agree 100% with anyone but myself.’

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About the author

Joe Scudder

Joe Scudder

Joe Scudder is the "nom de plume" (or "nom de guerre") of a fifty-ish-year-old writer and stroke survivor. He lives in St Louis with his wife and still-at-home children. He has been a freelance writer and occasional political activist since the early nineties. He describes his politics as Tolkienesque.

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