The Brief: Kanye West and Donald Trump met in the oval office, sparking mixed reactions online.


Kanye West, who wore his MAGA hat, spoke in front of supporters to Trump about topics including prison reform, the 13th amendment, the auto industry, partisan politics, and his own personal philosophy.

Kanye criticized stop and frisk, asked for tax breaks for American manufacturing, and asserted that illegal guns are a significant source of gun violence.

After West spoke, Trump said “I tell you what — that was pretty impressive” and “That was quite something.”

At the end of the meeting, West told Trump “I love you” and gave him a hug.

In reaction to this meeting, Trump supporters have mostly praised both West and the president. Trump and Kanye critics have been vocal as well, especially on Black Twitter. Some people have expressed concern in regards to West’s mental health. The meeting has inspired an array of comical and political internet memes.