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Earlier this week, Tom Barrack, a pal of Donald Trump's and the man in charge of his Presidential Inaugural Committee, told CNN that the squad didn't ask their beloved member Kanye West to perform on Friday. Everyone is just now noticing, which is good, because this is some BS. Prepare the #smh GIFs:

"No, we haven't asked him. I mean, he's been great. He considers himself a friend of the President-elect, but it's not the venue. The venue we have for entertainment is filled out, it's perfect. It's going to be typically and traditionally American. And Kanye is a great guy, we just haven't asked him to perform. We move on with our agenda."

The comment's at the 35-second mark in the Erin Burnett OutFront clip below:

So if there's a non-racist explanation as to the difference between Kanye "Great Guy" West and a "typically and traditionally American" concert lineup, uh...give it a try, Tom Barrack? Best of luck? Let us know what is the venue for the one true Yeezus? Have fun at the inauguration with 3 Doors Down and the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and The Frontmen of Country?

Next, watch an episode of Fuse's typically and traditionally American digital miniseries The Kanye Effect, this one detailing 'Ye's prodigious talents as a performer: