The Funniest Tweets About Kanye's White House Visit

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The Funniest Tweets About Kanye's White House Visit

Sometimes these posts don’t really need an intro. Do we really need to tell you that Kanye West met with Donald Trump in the White House today? I don’t think you can be alive and not already know that, no matter how disconnected you are from the internet and the media. The attention today’s sad display has received must be what the moon landing felt like—inescapable, omnipresent, overwhelming, and confusing. Except replace the pride and awe of putting a man on the moon with the utterly empty aching void that this thing leaves in the pit of all of our stomachs. Kanye clearly isn’t well. Maybe he’s legitimately a Trump fan, maybe he’s just doing this for attention, but he’s said himself that he’s stopped taking the medications he was prescribed for his bipolar disorder and other mental health issues. We respect everybody on Twitter who used this story to bring awareness about the need for better mental health care in America, or who made a point of not making a joke about an obviously unwell man. I’m not, like, proud to be running this thing right now. But this is such a fundamentally absurd thing that happened today, even in this inexplicable world where the absurd has become mundane and predictable, that you have to expect people to use humor to try and understand it. That’s one of the most useful things about comedy—helping to make the uncomfortable comfortable. So that’s what this is: a collection of the best jokes about Kanye’s meeting with Trump today, but with the understanding that it’s not really cool to make fun of somebody with diagnosed mental health problems.

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