Mr. West Was in the Building

posted by Miranda Moreno - @mirandali - 

It was another surreal day in the Trump Administration when rapper Kanye West went to the White House for a meeting with the President. Kanye has been getting a lot of heat recently for his support of the President, but he embraced it in full sporting a MAGA hat and hugging Trump. Kanye went on one of his classic stream of consciousness rants, to which the President simply responded by saying “I’ll tell you what, that was pretty impressive.” Olivia Nuzzi, Washington correspondent for NY Magazine, was in the room and tells us what she saw.

Next, we will continue our conversation with Olivia about another big event she was present for earlier this week. She had a private Oval Office press conference with the President, Mike Pence, John Kelly, Mike Pompeo, and Sarah Huckabee Sanders. The President was set on having Olivia write up a piece showing that there is no chaos in the White House and his relationship with John Kelly is great. It is a great read and a great interview as it is the closest thing to being a fly on the wall most of us will ever get.

Finally, an astronaut from the US and another from Russia had to make a dramatic ballistic re-entry into Earth’s atmosphere after the rocket they were aboard failed. The Soyuz booster suffered an unspecified failure just two minutes after launch. Luckily the two made it back to land safely. Rod Pyle, space historian and author joins us for more on this.

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