Before the soon to be remembered as the infamous meeting between Kanye West and Donald Trump, a CNN panel gave their opinions on the matter, and one commentator called West a “token” Trump supporter.
While Don Lemon spoke with guests Bakari Sellers and Tara Setmayer about West visiting the White House, the panelists couldn’t help but laugh at the idea that Kanye would be representing the entire Black community to the Trump administration.
“And now Donald Trump is going to use it and pervert it, and he’s going to have somebody who can stand with him and take pictures," Sellers concluded.
“Listen, Black folks are about to trade Kanye West in the racial draft, OK?” Setmayer joked. “They’ve had it with him.”
“Now all of a sudden, Kanye, because he’s put on a MAGA hat and he’s an attention whore like the president, he’s all of a sudden now the model spokesperson. He’s the token negro of the Trump administration? This is ridiculous. And no one should be taking Kanye West seriously,” Setmayer said.