After their meeting in Trump Tower this morning, Pres.-elect Trump and Kanye West appeared before reporters in the lobby, much to the surprise of the cable newsers who were deep in conversations about Trump’s Secretary of State pick.
“Oh my goodness,” said Carol Costello breaking in on CNN.
“Look at that!” said Ali Velshi on MSNBC, whose segment with Stephanie Ruhle was interrupted by the moment.
“Mixing up your day with Kanye makes it a little more exciting,” said Martha MacCallum on Fox News.
“Some have said he’s co-opting his 2020 opponent because Mr. West has made it clear he might run for the presidency,” said a not-so-straight faced David Faber on CNBC.
“Oh forget this,” said Stuart Varney on Fox Business Network, cutting away from a story on Monsanto. “What you’re looking at is Donald Trump and Kanye West. I don’t care about Monsanto. I care about that.”
“You’ve got Donald Trump, alongside, can you believe this? Kanye West. There’s only so much I can say about this,” said Bloomberg’s Jonathan Ferro.
“He’s a good man. I know him well. Long time. We’ve been friends for a long time,” said Trump of West.
When asked what they talked about, Trump said, “Life. We discussed life.”
West wasn’t answering questions, however. “I just want to take a picture right now,” said the performer and husband of Kim Kardashian.