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Kanye West deletes Trump-supporting tweets in disapproval

By | Published on Tuesday 7 February 2017

Kanye West

Following Donald Trump’s election as US President last year, Kanye West came out as a supporter of the ropey businessman and his ropey politics. Although having given Trump a couple of weeks to bed in, West now seems to have gone cold, deleting all references to a meeting he had with The Donald from his Twitter account.

Praising Trump’s campaign back in November, West said at a live show that it would it was “the same model I’m gonna take in 2020”, when he has indicated that he plans to stand for the presidency. “Sometimes things that you might think are bad need to happen, in order for change to fucking happen”, he said of his hopes for the new president. “Sometimes you might have to not get your way to really understand what to do in the future, to be able to get your way”.

With Trump’s actual plans and policies for his time in office then still far from clear, West met with the President-Elect the following month, seemingly in an effort to influence his views on certain topics.

While Trump told reporters that the two were meeting as “friends, just friends” and had simply “discussed life”, West later tweeted: “I wanted to meet with Trump today to discuss multicultural issues. These issues included bullying, supporting teachers, modernising curriculums, and violence in Chicago. I feel it is important to have a direct line of communication with our future President if we truly want change”.

Well, that direct line doesn’t seem to have done much good, given that Trump’s view of multiculturalism seems to be a vehement ‘no thanks’. It’s still hard to know if Trump really knows what he’s doing, though the fear – of course – is that others in his inner circle know exactly what they’re doing.

Whatever, all reference to that meeting with Trump has now disappeared from West’s Twitter account, with TMZ reporting that the rapper is “super unhappy” with the president’s actions during his first two weeks in office. Which is fair, I guess. If only deleting a few tweets were enough to undo Trump’s election, things would be a lot better right now.