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Kanye West deletes tweets on meeting with Trump

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Kanye West has deleted tweets about his meeting with President Trump in December.

TMZ first noticed that West deleted the tweets on Monday, reporting that the Grammy-winning rapper removed them due to disappointment in Trump’s first few weeks in office.

West, who appeared at a photo-op at Trump Tower with the president-elect after their December meeting, deleted tweets about having “a direct line of communication” with Trump.

He also deleted a tweet about how he had met with Trump to “discuss multicultural issues,” including “bullying, supporting teachers, modernizing curriculums, and violence in Chicago.”

{mosads}After their meeting in Trump Tower, Trump told reporters that the two discussed “life” and have been “friends for a long time.”

The meeting was met with criticism. Friend and fellow artist John Legend ripped the meeting, calling it a “publicity stunt.” 

At a November concert, West said he would have voted for Trump if he had voted at all.

{mosads}“I said something that was kind of politically correct,” West said at the concert in San Jose, Calif. “I told y’all I didn’t vote, right? What I didn’t tell you … if I were to have voted, I would have voted on Trump.”

West announced over the summer that he plans to run for president in 2020. However, in his tweets after his meeting with Trump, he used the hashtag #2024.

Trump’s first weeks in office have been met with protests across the country. Hundreds of thousands of people took part in women’s marches in cities around the world the day after Trump’s inauguration to demonstrate against him.

The next weekend, tens of thousands of people gathered at airports around the country to rally against his executive order prohibiting visitors from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the U.S. for 90 days and indefinitely blocking refugees from war-torn Syria from entering the U.S.

A federal judge halted the order over the weekend.


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