President Donald Trump had a come-to-Yeezus moment on Thursday.
Kanye West greeted the president with a hug at their White House lunch, and the moment was captured for posterity. Trump has said he’s germophobic but he tolerated the close body contact with West, who was wearing a “Make America Great Again” hat.
This moment of awkward affection was the sort of thing Twitter users live for. Naturally, some brought the snark.
"Ima let you finish, but hug me!"— Roy Schuhmacher (@RoySchuhmacher) October 11, 2018
Some were touched.
tbh that trump and kanye hug and "i love you" had some really powerful bro energy that made me feel kinda lonely :(— JJ (@JJ_Visuals) October 11, 2018
I can’t even hate on his, hugs are good for you, I don’t care who you are.— Mermaid Tea (@themelowmermaid) October 11, 2018
Some felt sympathy for West’s wife, Kim Kardashian.
Not since that armed robbery have I felt as bad for Kim as I do right now. Whatever you think about her, watching your husband unravel like this much be painful.— G O L D I E. (@goldietaylor) October 11, 2018
Some saw history repeating itself ...
all of this has happened before, and all of this will happen again...and fwiw sammy > talent over kanye. pic.twitter.com/0lHtQPcaZW— Reggie Newton (@reggienewton22) October 11, 2018
Some saw the meeting as a refutation of history.
Think what you want, it is striking to see Kanye West, who called out Pres George W Bush for not caring about black people, embrace Pres Donald Trump and defend Trump by *falsely* saying black people rely on welfare too much and don't have many black fathers.— Yamiche Alcindor (@Yamiche) October 11, 2018
And some felt there were more pressing issues than a photo-op lunch between West and Trump.
It was hard for me to get as touched by Kanye-Trump hugging each other as a Trumptard probably does, because I keep thinking about all those emotionally traumatized Mexican babies Trump has in cages. Kayne should hug them. #hoboheretic Enjoy.— Tim Fuller (@thetimchannel) October 11, 2018
You can’t be up in Trump's White House in a MAGA hat without saying, ‘His racism isn’t a dealbreaker for me.’ And if you’re Black, and Trump’s racism is aimed at you and your community, then how could his insidious racism not be a dealbreaker?— Touré (@Toure) October 11, 2018
- This article originally appeared on HuffPost.