Kanye West wants President Donald Trump to ditch Air Force One in favor of a new plane. And he wants Apple to design it.
West proposed the idea during a meeting with Trump at the White House on Thursday. The moment, which was captured by Bloomberg, shows West unlocking his iPhone to show the President a GIF of the aircraft.
(By the way, his iPhone passcode is “000000” — which no one, not even Kanye West, should be using.)
“This right here is the iPlane One,” West said while showing Trump the GIF, of which there were seemingly multiple copies in his Messages app. “It’s a hydrogen-powered airplane. And this is what our president should be flying in.”
The “iPlane” moniker wasn’t seemingly a coincidence, either — West had already picked out which corporation he wanted to design the aircraft.
“We’re gonna have Apple, an American company, work on this plane,” West added.
West went on to explain the reasoning behind the upgrade in presidential transportation — saying that the president should be flown around in something more befitting of his position.
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“If he don’t look good, we don’t look good. This is our president. He has to be the freshest, the flyest, the flyest planes, the best factories,” West said.
The GIF in question appears to be a concept photo of an airplane mocked up by an industrial designer back in 2012, Telegraph reporter James Titcomb pointed out.
West was invited to The Oval Office to discuss prison reform with President Trump. But, as many media outlets have pointed out, expanded on much more than that in a stream-of-consciousness monologue that touched upon everything from alternate universes to tax breaks.
“I tell you what, that was pretty impressive, folks. That was quite something,” President Trump commented after West’s speech.
It’s worth noting that Apple doesn’t design or build aircraft. As of the writing of this piece, the company has declined to comment on the matter.