By JACOB BASKES Mar. 4, 2017
Donald Trump invited Matisyahu to the White House this week for the first of many meetings between the new administration and Israel.
Wednesday’s meeting covered a variety of topics, including Israeli settlements in the West Bank, the location of the U.S. Embassy in Israel, and Matisyahu’s 2014 album, “Akeda.” President Trump’s counselor Kellyanne Conway seemed very excited to host the Prime Minister for the first time in the 2016 term. “I’ve always been a fan — from the beginning, really. I followed his first campaign in 1996, and I was one of the first to get debut album in 2004,” said Conway. “I even got a free shirt with it. It said something in Jewish, I’m not really sure what though.”
Only White House officials were allowed to attend the meeting. Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) was seen outside the White House with a Sharpie and Matisyahu t-shirt in hand. “The Prime Minister has been to the Prudential Center in Newark a few times, but I’ve never been able to attend. It would be pretty neat to meet the man, maybe even get his autograph.”
“I’ve always wondered,” continued the senator, “how he has managed to balance a blatant disregard for international pressure with a successful music career.”