When Kanye West strolled into Trump Towers in New York City on Tuesday, Dec. 13, it caught the attention of the nearly everyone, including his wife, Kim Kardashian West, who made it no secret that her ballot was cast for Hillary Clinton.
So, what did Kim think about her husband crossing enemy lines (at least according to her Nov. 8 vote) and meeting with President-elect Donald Trump?
"She respects her husband," a source told Us Weekly of Kim's reaction to Kanye's meeting. "Kim knew Kanye was coming on this trip. She's not surprised by this. Kim knew that Kanye supported Trump before this. Kim and Kanye definitely differ on their opinions — obviously, she voted for Hillary."
Kanye has previously said that he didn't vote, but he would have supported Trump if he did. Caitlyn Jenner was also a vocal supporter of the former "Celebrity Apprentice" host.
Immediately following the meeting, reporters asked the unlikely duo what they spoke about, to which Donald said, "Life, we discuss life." He also added that they've been friends for "a long time."
Yeezus, who recently left the hospital for extreme exhaustion, didn't field questions. After leaving Trump Towers, though, he returned to Twitter after a seven-week absence to give insight on his meeting.
"I wanted to meet with Trump today to discuss multicultural issues," he wrote. In a subsequent tweet, he said, "These issues included bullying, supporting teachers, modernizing 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," he said.
In 2015 during the MTV Video Music Awards, Kanye famously said that he was running for President of the United States in 2020. After meeting with Trump on Tuesday, it looks like he is pushing his bid back four years, tweeting simply "#2024."
Following the meeting, Us quoted a separate source who said, "Kanye respects the idea that Trump was able to speak to a group of people in the country that had been largely forgotten by the media. He looks at Trump as a celebrity who is able to influence the greatest office in the world, not as a politician."
The insider added, "Kanye believes celebrities can be more powerful than our politicians. Just because the Internet or the media is framing something in one way — like Hillary winning the election — doesn't always mean that that's a representation of what's going on in reality."
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