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A lot has been said about President-elect Donald Trump’s meeting with Kanye West on Tuesday.
West, who voiced support for Trump at one of his concerts last month, showed up at Trump Tower with an entourage and later emerged for a photo with the president-elect.
On Tuesday night, “The Daily Show” host Trevor Noah cracked a few jokes about the powwow, but he mostly criticized news outlets for how they covered it.
Noah pointed to clips showing CNN and MSNBC breaking away from regular programming to capture footage of the rapper walking through Trump Tower.
In the case of MSNBC, a commentator who was speaking about Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson’s nomination as secretary of state, the current secretary of state, John Kerry, and the Iran nuclear deal, was interrupted by a news anchor mid-sentence so the network could cut to Kanye.
Watch the footage below, starting at the 1:10 mark:
“The media is the best,” Noah said sarcastically. “It really makes you wonder how America ended up electing a celebrity president when the media is so focused on the issues.”
The meeting between the next leader of the free world and the outspoken rapper turned designer raised more than a few eyebrows, considering Trump and West have equally bombastic personalities.
Soon after his pro-Trump outburst at a concert in Sacramento, California, in November, West canceled the rest of his tour and was checked into a Los Angeles-area hospital for exhaustion.
He checked out in late November.