The Brief: Kanye West's meeting with Donald Trump in the oval office inspired various memes.
The friendship between Kanye West and President Trump has raised eyebrows, sparked criticism, and provided internet meme material. Their meeting in the oval office is the most recent event that people have been making memes about, poking fun at Kanye’s iPhone password, making comparisons to Get Out, and bringing back older memes.
During the oval office meeting, Kanye unlocked his phone to show Trump a picture of a hydrogen airplane that he suggested Apple make for the president. In this process, West inadvertently revealed that his password is the not-so-unique “00000,” which resulted in mockery on Twitter and other social media platforms.
Kanye with the expert 000000 passcode pic.twitter.com/blUMExjfnN
— Kenny Ducey (@KennyDucey) October 11, 2018
Photoshopped Phone Memes
A photo of ye showing Trump the image on the plane on his phone is the most popular meme to come from this meeting. In some memes, have photoshopped various other things onto the phone screen. In others, they erase the phone entirely, replacing it with other objects.
— Seinfeld Current Day (@Seinfeld2000) October 11, 2018
Get Out Comparisons
Some memes compare aspects of Kanye and Trump’s relationship to Jordan Peele’s 2017 horror film Get Out.
— lenpenn (@lenpenn) October 11, 2018
Kanye starring in the sequel to Get Out looks crazy 😂 pic.twitter.com/FUO0wdArrl
— GOAT Movie Podcast (@GOATfilmpodcast) October 12, 2018
We need to flash Kanye so he can get out of the sunken place pic.twitter.com/8GJeuDdMYn
— Ceasar 🇨🇦🇨🇦 (@IamCeasar25) October 11, 2018
Kanye vs. Taylor
After Taylor Swift came out in favor of Democratic congressional candidates, some people noted how her and Kanye’s political views are somewhat surprising. Their opposing political endorsements also parallels their public feud.
Someone should probably start a support group for those of us who originally picked the wrong side of the Kanye/Taylor Swift debate.
— Kashana (@kashanacauley) October 8, 2018
Obama on Kanye and Taylor Swift holds up okay … pic.twitter.com/1LrnrO1Ltk
— Josh Marshall (@joshtpm) October 11, 2018
Taylor Swift: I hope my fans vote
GOP: These ignorant celebs should shut up and stick to music
Kanye: Let's use space technology to build invisible laser tanks for the troops
GOP: Someone get this truth-teller a medal because this is COURAGE
— Jason O. Gilbert (@gilbertjasono) October 12, 2018
The Black Delegation would like to trade Kanye West for Taylor Swift. pic.twitter.com/PXkxevsdKS
— Houston (@H0ustonPa) October 8, 2018
So… Kanye is MAGA and Taylor Swift is endorsing Democrats in TN. This screening of Interstellar 2 is fascinating. Buy a lottery ticket. Anything is possible in this timeline.
— roxane gay (@rgay) October 8, 2018
Thank you Kanye, very cool!
After this highly publicized meeting, an older Kanye/Trump meme has resurfaced. In April 2018, Kanye Tweeted about his support for Trump, saying, among other things, “We are both dragon energy.” Trump responded to the Tweet with “Thank you, Kanye, very cool!” After that, jokes were made, and meme versions surfaced, most of which replaced Kanye’s original Tweet with different text and images.