'The Daily Show' Just Set Kanye West Talking About the 13th Amendment in the Oval Office to the 'Curb Your Enthusiasm' Theme, and It's Pretty Much Perfect

President Donald Trump met with Kanye West at the White House on Thursday in what has become a gift basket of memes and strange moments.

I bet you never thought "The Daily Show set Kanye West's comments to Donald Trump about the 13th Amendment to the Curb Your Enthusiasm theme" would be a sentence, but here we are.


Let's start with West's theory of the multiverse and how it relates to criminal justice reform in Chicago because apparently, that's a thing.

"There’s infinite amounts of universe and there’s alternate universe, so it’s very important for me to get Hoover out because in an alternate universe, I am him and I have to go and get him free. Because he was doing positive inside Chicago just like I’m moving back to Chicago, and it’s not just about, you know, getting on stage and being an entertainer and having a monolithic voice that’s forced to be a specific party.”

From mounting an attack on welfare:

“Welfare is the reason why a lot of black people end up being Democrat, first of all, it’s a limit on the amount of jobs, so the fathers lose the jobs and they say we’ll give you more money for having more kids.”

...to his explanation of why he wears a MAGA hat:

“I think it’s the bravery... they tried to scare me to not wear this hat. My dad and my mom separated so there was not a lot of male energy in my home, and also I’m married to a family where, you know, there’s not a lot of male energy. It’s beautiful though.”

...to sounding like Trump getting his facts wrong about Adidas (Slate noted that Adidas did not lose money in 2014 or 2015.):

"You gave me the heart to go to Adidas, because when I went in in 2015, we were a $14 billion company losing $2 billion a year, now we have a $38 billion market cap, it’s called the Yeezy Effect.”

West's visit to the White House was one for the books.

The Daily Show's Trevor Noah perfectly immortalized the bizarre meeting by setting one of West's lines - this time about the evils of the 13th Amendment, which abolished slavery - to the theme music of Curb Your Enthusiasm, culminating with credits that read: "Executive Producer Vladimir Putin."

Here's what West said in the Oval Office, again speaking exactly like Trump: "The four gentlemen that wrote the 13th Amendment... and the way the Universe works is perfect. We don't have 13 floors do we?"

Trump's smile at the end is equally as vexing as West's comment. It's like a mix of "not bad eh" and "I shouldn't be here. None of us should be here."

Watch the clip below:

To wit, Trump did lavish some praise onto his guest.

"He's a very different kind of a guy. I say that in positive way, but he is a different kind of a guy," Trump said of West. "When Kanye came out very strongly a number of months ago, something happened. My polls went up, like, 25%." (This is not true but whatever right)?

We need a little laughter in these uncertain times.

Last week, the Curb music was spliced to footage of Trump ascending a staircase onto Air Force One with toilet paper stuck to his shoe.

So what does social media think of today's spectacle?

For starters, that the two men belong together, and that the president should be focused on more important issues.

It's understandably difficult to accept this new reality.

I know what you're thinking.

Same.

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