~Ellen DeGeneres thanks Barack Obama for ‘changing my life’~
Posted on January 19, 2017
In honor of President Barack Obama’s final day in office, Ellen DeGeneres took a moment out of Thursday’s The Ellen DeGeneres Show, January 19, to pay tribute to him and First Lady Michelle Obama.
“I want to personally thank him for changing my life,” said DeGeneres. “I am a legally married woman because of him, and so is my wife.”
She continued: “His courage and compassion created equality for everyone. He moved us forward and made more happen in the past eight years than I ever dreamed possible. I love him. I love Michelle.”
Then, DeGeneres showed a video compilation of her time with the Obamas over the years. The touching send-off featured everything from Barack’s first appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show in 2007 to Barack honoring DeGeneres with the Presidential Medal of Freedom in November.
Totalitarian aesthetics and disconnection from reality
On Tuesday morning, December 13, Kanye West became the latest eminence to cross the marble floors of the Trump Tower lobby. He wore a black sweatshirt and a slender gold chain, and arrived with a small entourage.
“We’ve been friends for a long time,” Trump told reporters after their meeting while West stood silent and unsmiling at his side. “We discussed life,” he added.
West, pressed to say something – anything – about his conversation with the world’s most powerful man, shook his head.
“I just wanted to take a picture right now,” he mumbled.