After Taylor Swift expressed support for Democratic candidates in Tennessee and angered conservatives, people reflected how fortunes changed over time. At one point, alt-right websites and social media circles held up Swift as their ideal woman.
But no longer.
In contrast, Kanye West once angered conservatives by criticizing President George W. Bush in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. Now West is the darling of conservatives.
After West's off the rails meeting with President Donald Trump in the Oval Office Thursday, held in front of the media, another intersection of the two artists has been resurrected. It involves a third United States President and the word "jackass."
Watch the video clip from here.
Obama on Kanye and Taylor Swift holds up okay ... https://t.co/1LrnrO1Ltk— Josh Marshall (@Josh Marshall) 1539280972.0
Musician and writer Mikel Jollett gave a little more backstory when he shared a longer version of the clip.
Never forget. My President was right about Kanye. https://t.co/z1kbHs2Aar— Mikel Jollett (@Mikel Jollett) 1539287991.0
For those of you asking if this moment is edited, it’s not. This is real. https://t.co/KbVeRMnefa— Mikel Jollett (@Mikel Jollett) 1539289793.0
Back in 2009, after West went on stage to interrupt Swift's acceptance of the MTV Video Music Awards trophy for Best Female Video President Barack Obama called West a "jackass" during a break in a CNBC interview.
Someone leaked the footage, but Obama stood behind it. He stated:
"Although I like Kanye. He’s a Chicago guy. Smart. He’s very talented... He is a jackass. But he’s talented."
People online speculated if West's embracing of Trump was revenge for the "jackass" comment.
@joshtpm So is this what happened to Kanye and Trump? After Obama criticized them, they lost their minds, and now t… https://t.co/R1BxEOEs2p— Jesse W. Mosier (@Jesse W. Mosier) 1539281978.0
@jwmosier @joshtpm https://t.co/x2MxjZmIF5— Salim Ali (@Salim Ali) 1539284177.0
@joshtpm Kayne likes Trump, because like him, he was called out by a far better man.— Robert Swartz (@Robert Swartz) 1539292426.0
@Mikel_Jollett Honestly, this probably why Kanye mad at Obama— pops (@pops) 1539290118.0
Others thought Obama nailed it with his assessment.
@joshtpm https://t.co/OVTCZeQMFS— Kevin (@Kevin) 1539281216.0
@joshtpm @USNavyMomPA This vid clip has aged very well!— 🌊🌴 KathyB 🌴🌊 (@🌊🌴 KathyB 🌴🌊) 1539281665.0
@joshtpm Respect ✊🏿 https://t.co/gig9bIgztR— mimi (@mimi) 1539282404.0
@joshtpm More than holds up! 😂— longislandtonv (@longislandtonv) 1539281361.0
@joshtpm My president— emmalu (@emmalu) 1539283390.0
@joshtpm Totally Mr. President, totally.— Maria Edwards (@Maria Edwards) 1539282753.0
@joshtpm Always got it spot on... #TheSaneWorldWeLost— DTagg64 (@DTagg64) 1539284188.0
@joshtpm Nailed it— Jackson (@Jackson) 1539282638.0
@joshtpm https://t.co/26POJLCUlR— subtilia (@subtilia) 1539292514.0
@Mikel_Jollett @Midwesterner196 My President is awesome. And a very wise man. I love Obama.— impeachSpanky (@impeachSpanky) 1539288824.0
@Mikel_Jollett https://t.co/fE2o3fhd8l— Aline (@Aline) 1539288326.0
@Mikel_Jollett https://t.co/cZe25mINmt— Caprice Conley 📷🎬 (@Caprice Conley 📷🎬) 1539288382.0
@Mikel_Jollett @rabiasquared https://t.co/2wjl3q1Woc— Laura Reuter (@Laura Reuter) 1539292583.0
People found the whole situation absurd.
@Mikel_Jollett I could watch this all day!!!— Samantha 🏃🏽♀️ (@Samantha 🏃🏽♀️) 1539292572.0
@joshtpm Kanye, I’m gonna let you finish but Taylor had the most influential Instagram post OF ALL TIME— Jeremy (@Jeremy) 1539281276.0
@Mikel_Jollett https://t.co/mflfI82IUR— A. Finch(mare before Christmas) (@A. Finch(mare before Christmas)) 1539288435.0
Although a few people also went off the rails. But got called on it.
@RedSoxMVP @Mikel_Jollett https://t.co/XyoxCfz7HC— Mile Hi Jewel (@Mile Hi Jewel) 1539290051.0
And one person thought a headline about the meeting really said it all.
@Mikel_Jollett Yup https://t.co/Ti1l26cJIu— Kelvin (@Kelvin) 1539291368.0