Mere moments after showing a video clip of the meeting between Kanye West and President Trump on Thursday, MSNBC hosts Ali Velshi and Stephanie Ruhle responded by bashing the event as “bonkers,” “crazy" and “an assault on the White House.”
The hosts of Velshi and Ruhle -- which is described by the liberal cable channel as “a business show that's different from typical business shows,” couldn't resist the chance to slam the unlikely duo of a rapper and the GOP occupant of the White House.
Velshi spoke first and assumed that viewers of the weekday program could not bear to hear the president’s voice:
Okay, I'm doing this for everybody who is watching us who turned their volume down. You can put it back up again. That was bonkers!
Ruhle then joined the fray by telling viewers: “And if you think you're going to get a thoughtful play-by-play and political analysis, you are not. Because that was an assault on our White House.”
“We're not,” the male co-host stammered, “we're not -- you can't analyze some of that stuff that was said.”
“As we warned you at the top, there was a little bit of profanity,” he added. “There was actually more than you heard. We were able to bleep some of it out, but there was some of it [that] did make it in there.”
Velshi then continued to search for an adjective to describe his feelings about what had happened in the video. “That was crazy,” he noted. “That was crazy,” the female co-host agreed. “That was bonkers,” Velshi stated again. “The things that Kanye said – .”
Ruhle then asked: “Can I go with my favorite?” “Yeah,” the other co-host replied. She began by noting: “How [Kanye] talked about -- he had a lack of male role models in his life growing up.” Velshi responded: “Not a lot of male energy in his house, he said.”
“The reason he was drawn to MAGA was because of the male power,” Ruhle asserted. “When he put that cap on, he felt like a guy who could play catch with his – , ” the male co-host added.
Ruhle responded by agreeing with another comment by the rapper: “You know, a lot of African-Americans out there, they don't like the ‘again,’ They don't like ‘make America great again.’ If you are anything but a white male, historically, life wasn't better for you than it is in the current moment.”
“It's stunning, Ali, that just took place,” Ruhle said before turning her attention to Donald Trump. “Even that the President was saying this was just supposed to be a lunch,” she added before claiming. “That’s an outright lie!”
“I spoke to the White House myself several days ago,” Ruhle continued. “I said: ‘Guys, do you know how unpredictable Kanye is?’ She ended her remarks by declaring: “This was absolutely a press opportunity” and nothing else.
As NewsBusters previously reported, this is far from the first time Kanye West has been slammed over his support of President Trump.
Back in late April, Don Lemon -- host of the weekday program CNN Tonight -- wondered aloud if the rapper really “cares about black people.”
“People have a right to believe what they want,” the anchor stated, but “we have a right to hold him accountable for it.”
The New York Times also chimed in by claiming the rapper’s support of the president put his “mental stability” into doubt.
Then in August, West told late-night comedian Jimmy Kimmel that liberals and the media “can’t bully me” into disliking Trump.
And when the rapper was a guest on the October season premiere of NBC’s Saturday Night Live program, remarks he made about Democratic welfare policy negatively affecting blacks were edited out of the final broadcast.
Kanye West’s treatment by liberals in entertainment and on cable television is yet another example of what happens to people who openly disagree with the Democrat Party playbook.