‘Palpable panic’: The only thing more ‘bonkers’ than Kanye’s WH visit, was MSNBC’s reaction to it

“This is what fear looks like.”

Coverage of Kanye West’s visit to the White House triggered MSNBC’s Ali Velshi and Stephanie Ruhle, who could not seem to wrap their heads around what they had just seen.

“Woooooooow…” Velshi said, waving his hands at the screen for “everyone who’s watching us who turned their volume down.”

“That was bonkers!” he added Thursday immediately following the network’s coverage of West’s appearance in the Oval Office where he met with President Donald Trump, speaking about multiple issues and praising the president.

“If you think you’re going to get a thoughtful play-by-play and political analysis, you’re not,” co-host Ruhle chimed in dramatically. “Because that was an assault on our White House.”

“You can’t analyze some of that stuff,” Velshi said, adding, “That was crazy.”

Ruhle mocked West saying her “favorite” part of the meeting was his explanation that Trump’s “Make America Great Again” cap had “male power,” and she added that it was an “outright lie” that West was just at the White House for lunch.

“This was absolutely a press opportunity,” she claimed.

“I think that went down the way you would think, actually, a meeting between the president and Kanye West,” Velshi continued, recapping some of what the rap star had talked about in the meeting which included former NFL legend Jim Brown as well as Trump’s daughter Ivanka and her husband Jared Kushner, the president’s senior adviser.

“Kanye West said blacks really like to get caught up in the idea of racism over the idea of industry. His comment to fight police brutality is to ‘release the love.’ And he said in Chicago there should be ‘Yeezy Ideation Centers,'” Velshi continued.

Some pointed out the pundits “fearful” demeanor was because they suspect Kanye might be able to open some minds to the fact that the President wants the best for them.

The MSNBC hosts continued to express their disbelief at West’s remarks during his nearly 10-minute monologue which included a few expletives. They were not alone in their obvious condemnation of the 41-year-old rapper who is married to reality-TV star Kim Kardashian, as the left has universally slammed West for his support of Trump.

“I’m just stunned across the board.” Ruhle said.

“That was mostly nonsense,” Velshi agreed.


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