Here's what was on the menu for Donald Trump's insane lunch meeting with Kanye West
A mere five years ago, if you'd told me that a meeting between a rapper who hadn't been good for eight years and the President of the United States made headline news, I'd respond by asking: "why would anyone care that Barack Obama met Eminem in the Oval Office?"
But ladies and gentlemen, this is not 2013, and in these bizarre modern times, Kanye "Since 2016 Most Of My Songs Have Been Over-Promoted Emotional Breakdowns Set To A Beat" West's meeting with President Donald Trump at the White House not only made the headlines, but was actually headline-worthy news.
Despite the world and their personal circumstances changing all around them, both Trump and West have stuck firmly to their guns when it comes to their modus operandi: covering up their apparent psychological disorders by saying whatever they need to say to get attention, no matter how inconsiderate or stupid what they're saying may be.
This culminated in a meeting where Kanye West went on a long rant about subjects such as his sky-high intelligence (he's in the 98th percentile for IQ, apparently), before - honest to God - pitching Donald Trump with his concept idea for an iPlane; a hydrogen-powered plane built by Apple, seemingly designed to replace Air Force One.
You... couldn't make it up, could you?
At a meeting like this, you'd half expect Donald Trump and Kanye West to talk about the important stuff over a bowl of monkey brains or an impractically large quesadilla, but no - Trump and West's lunch menu was actually the least weird thing about their entire meeting. Not a french fry in sight.
Away from the diplomatic meetings that take up a portion of his presidential schedule, Donald Trump's a noted lover of fast food, with his typical McDonald's order of two Big Macs and two Filet O'Fishes doing the job of fuelling the man behind the Twitter feed. But for official presidential business, the menu flips, and here's what we got this time.
Associated Press White House reporter Zeke Miller is the inside man on the presidential lunch, with the discussion topics between president and rapper sure to work up quite an appetite. For the appetizer, Trump and West enjoyed a Caprese Salad with Balsamic Glaze, which was the precursor to the main course: roasted chicken, fingerling potatoes, and sautéed asparagus.
Don't know about you guys, but that actually sounds delicious. With urban revitalisation, workforce training programs and the problem of violent crime in Chicago all hot-button issues (that I'm sure were addressed after Kanye West suggested a new presidential plane), these two were going to need all the energy they could get.
But amidst all that serious stuff, Kanye West says that his controversial adorning of the Make America Great Again hat made him "feel like Superman", while Donald Trump assured West that he'd make a great president. West responded by claiming he wouldn't run until at least 2024.