Tuesday, July 23, 2024

Trump Lunacy: Puts the Con in Sneakercon, Lies About Ownership, Kanye West Approves, Says “Made Me Smile”


Among the ways Kanye West destroyed his career was supporting Donald Trump.

At the same time, Kanye lost his lucrative deal with Adidas for Yeezy shoes.

Tonight Kanye has put his imprimatur on a line of $399 sneakers launched by Trump — there’s also a $99 cologne — at a Sneakercon rally in Pennsylvania. You could say Trump put the con in Sneakercon. Outside of MAGA hats, Trump is renown for failures like Trump Steaks, Trump suits, and Trump University. On Trump’s website they say the sneaker run of 1,000 pairs is sold out. (They are already a collectible, especially if Trump goes to jail.)

West, whose album “Vultures 1” has been pulled off digital platforms after less than 2 days, endorsed Trump and his sneakers tonight. Posting a video of Trump being greeted by ecstatic followers carrying “Sneakercon” signs, Kanye said, “This made me smile.”

One fan wrote back: “Sometimes it be so hard to defend you brah

Another said: “Kanye you’re getting on my f@cking nerves again”

Bette Midler wrote on Twitter: “They’re not Yeezys, they’re Cheezys”

On the website, Trump out and out lies about owning the sneaker line.

I can tell you exclusively that in fact CIC is registered to Trump’s lawyer, John Marion, in West Palm Beach, Florida. The authorized person is Nicholas Luna, Trump’s aide aka “body man” who testified in front of the January 6th committee.

And so it goes.

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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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