MSNBC hosts Stephanie Ruhle and Ali Velshi were stunned by rapper Kanye West’s Oval Office meeting on Thursday and called it an “assault on our White House.”
Kanye met with President Donald Trump on Thursday for a working lunch and delivered a ten-minute speech covering a number of topics before taking questions from reporters. (RELATED: Kanye West Lavishes Praise On Trump In 10-Minute Oval Office Speech)
After MSNBC cut away from the speech, Velshi and Ruhle couldn’t say enough negative things about the event.
“Wooow,” Velshi started, waving his hands to get viewers’ attention. “I’m doing this for everyone who’s watching who turned their volume down. You can put it back up again.”
“That was bonkers,” Velshi added.
“But if you think you’re going to get a thoughtful play by play and political analysis, you’re not, because that was an assault on our White House,” Ruhle said.
“You can’t analyze some of that stuff that was said,” Velshi continued.
He warned the viewers that there may have been “profanity” in Kanye’s rant, stating, “we were able to bleep some of it out, but there was, uh, some of it did make it in there.”
“That was crazy. That was bonkers,” he repeated.
“It’s stunning, Ali, that that just took place,” Ruhle said. “And even the president would say, this was just supposed to be a lunch. That’s an outright lie. … This was absolutely a press opportunity.”