Once upon a time, the Oval Office was deemed sacred. Former President Barack Obama was apparently degrading the office of the presidency when he dared to sit behind the Resolute desk with no tie on.
Many criticized President Donald Trump for inviting Kanye West to White House where he dropped a few curse words while frantically pounding on the desk of the commander-in-chief.
Republicans have found a fascinating line of defense for Kanye’s odd behavior — they opted to dig up the Bill Clinton and Monica Lewinsky sex scandal.
During an exchange on Fox Business, host Maria Bartiromo said Kanye was right to drop an f-bomb in the Oval Office because of Clinton and Lewinsky’s infamous semen-stained blue dress.
Bartiromo said: “In the Oval Office, excuse me. The blue dress, did you forget the blue dress?”
Fox News analyst Juan Williams was not a fan of Kanye’s language and reminded conservatives how they reacted when Obama had rappers in the White House when he was president.
Williams stated: “It’s kind of tragic to see what can take place in the Oval Office these days. To me it was demeaning to the stature of the office to have him using profanity, behaving in this way, going on a rant like that. But on the larger scale, regarding the political meaning, I think that Donald Trump is looking for a black friend. I think that he wants to say to his supporters, I’m not racist, all these troubles, the tweets, the policies, the fact that black and Latinos say that I’m anti-immigrant, anti-black, don’t worry about it, there’s one black person that you know that I know and he’s here, and he’s cover for me. So I think this was about Trump and the white community, not about anything to do with minorities.”
He went on to say: “When you have people like Common, Jay-Z, Kendrick Lamar doing things with President Obama, the right wing went nuts! They said these guys are rappers, some of them associate with thugs and gangsters. Hey, what about this guy? All of a sudden, the man who has insulted Republicans, the man who has nothing to say other than his hat gives him a superpower is a Republican hero? This is ridiculous; it’s absurd. And Don Lemon, amen. This is someone who is a shameful example of behavior in the presence of a powerful white man.”
He concluded by: “This was not about black people or about his impact on the black vote. This is about how white Americans, who say, ‘Hey, Trump has problems with race,’ feel about Trump. Now Trump says, ‘Hey, look, America, I got a black friend in a red hat!’”
Was Kanye’s behavior demeaning to the highest office of the land?