Last week Rap artist, turned fashion designer Kanye West made a visit to the oval office at the White House. Invited by President Donald Trump himself, West professed his undying love and utmost respect for the president and all hell broke loose in the media. Social media especially. Saturday Night Live mocked them, while the media made a spectacle of Kanye’s rant, word for word. During his 10 minute rant in front of Trump and reporters, Kanye talked about everything from Democrats, single parent households, and Hillary Clinton.
Many politicians have this kind of cult of personality, but Trump’s is so feverish and all-encompassing that it’s particularly exhausting. And the hatred he inspires is so intense; it’s crushing in its divisiveness. It’s OK to like or dislike some things the president does or says but not others.
The president has done much damage to our country’s ability to come together for the common good and has jeopardized the pursuit of truth in his words and actions. However, we as a people don’t see the same things.
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