Dem columnist says level of hypocrisy in Kanye's Oval Office visit is 'mind-blowing'

Democratic columnist Jonathan Harris on Friday slammed what he called the hypocrisy in President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump: 'I will not let Iran have nuclear weapons' Rocket attack hits Baghdad's Green Zone amid escalating tensions: reports Buttigieg on Trump tweets: 'I don't care' MORE's Oval Office meeting with musician Kanye West. 

"I do know that conservatives both hated [West] when he said [former President] George [W.] Bush doesn't care about black people, and also thought that it was outrageous that Obama brought Jay-Z into the White House," Harris told Hill.TV's Krystal Ball and Buck Sexton on "Rising." 

"Just the level of hypocrisy is mind-blowing," he added. 

West and Trump took part in a highly unusual Oval Office meeting on Thursday, praising each other before the press while discussing topics ranging from manufacturing to the 13th Amendment. 

"Trump is on his hero’s journey right now. He might not have thought he’d have a crazy motherf---er like Kanye run up and support," West said sitting across from Trump at the Resolute Desk. 

The musician also got out of his chair near the end of his remarks and gave Trump a side-hug. "I love this guy," West said.

Conservative reporter Kelsey Harkness defended the meeting, and suggested the news media would have slammed Obama if he met with West in the Oval Office. 

"Here's a serious question for Jonathan. What would the media's reaction be had Kanye West been meeting with President Obama?" Harkness, a reporter for the Daily Signal, said. 

"If he dropped the F-bomb, people would have lost their minds," Ball said. 

"No, they probably would have thought it was cool, and said 'how progressive of him to use this language,'" Harkness responded. 

— Julia Manchester