Not everyone in show business, Hollywood and the music industry is against President Trump. Just ask rapper and fashion mogul Kanye West.
West met with Trump this week in the Oval Office to discuss a range of issues, from job creation to violence and racism. West, wearing his bright red Make America Great Again hat, at one point spontaneously jumped up from his chair and walked over to Trump, told him how much he loves him, and gave him a big hug. The two men smiled broadly.
Both West and Trump responded to reporters’ questions amidst a large group of photographers. West said, regarding the 2nd Amendment to the Constitution, that Americans have the right to keep and bear arms and that the real problem with guns is illegally acquired ones.
The two men discussed various serious issues confronting Chicago, including violence and law enforcement. That city has been rocked recently by an alarming number of murders.
West has been outspoken about wanting to have more American-made products and fewer jobs outsourced to places like China. He said Levi’s jeans aren’t even made in the United States. Yes, definitely, we want to create more jobs and have products being made and services being performed on American soil.
West also suggested slightly changing Trump’s Make America Great Again slogan to simply Make America Great. We will see if Trump agrees and follows through. Apparently West believes the revision would make the concept more inclusive.
When Trump asked West, who has recently said his first name is now Ye, how it felt to be in the Oval Office, West said the place has good energy. Trump agreed.
As could have been expected, many voices spoke out soon after the meeting of the minds. For example, comedian Chelsea Handler, in referring to West having said that Trump is like a father to him, said Trump likely doesn’t feel the same about West. As if she knows personally about their relationship.
This was not the first time the two men have met. West met with Trump at Trump Tower between the 2016 election and 2017 inauguratIon.
It is encouraging in a divisive time to see two men who are so seemingly different from one another meeting and exchanging valuable ideas. May great things and innovations come out of the Trump-West collaboration. That level of creativity, along with people from different walks of life working in harmony for the better of our country, truly makes America great. It’s what America should be about.
Maybe Trump’s opponents in show biz and elsewhere could listen – really listen with an open mind – to what West is saying. We are all Americans, we share many things in common, and we should focus on working together for positive change. As the saying goes, “united we stand, and divided we fall.”
~ Liberty Planet