A very special guest star appeared on Donald Trump’s reality presidency in the form of Kayne West, swinging by the White House for a press conference in which he played the president’s zany neighbour.
Things got off to a downright Kramer-esque start when West attempted to involve Trump in one of his harebrained schemes, recommending that Trump replace Air Force 1 with a new plane he’d imagined called the iPlane 1, which is powered by hydrogen and doesn’t remotely exist. Classic Kanye!
And then there was the bit where Kayne explained… well, let’s go to the quote:
“I love Hillary, I love everyone, but the campaign ‘I’m With Her,’ just didn’t make me feel as a guy, who didn’t get to see his dad all the time, like a guy that could play catch with his son. There was something, when I put this [Make America Great Again] hat on, it made me feel like Superman.”
Hillary Clinton last appeared in the show two years ago so this was clearly a call out for the dedicated fans. But the fact that she’s now being characterised as not enough like a catch-playing dad for Kayne to give his vote is an exciting new twist, and opens up the possibility that Kayne will yet be revealed to be the secret son of the notoriously athletic Donald.
Oh, and also those baseball caps now have… um, magic powers, now, we guess? And somewhat worryingly West also brought up that he doesn’t have bipolar disorder but thought he did because of sleep deprivation. Who writes this stuff?
All in all, it was a solid episode with just a few elements that strained credulity (insisting that Trump needs to be regarded as “the freshest, the flyest” feels like a particular stretch) even given the increasingly unhinged direction the series is going.
Overall, we give it a B. Can’t wait for the Halloween episode!