The President Shouldn’t Be Meeting With Celebrity Thugs

What is President Obama doing by publicly taking “role model” advice from a guy wearing an ankle monitor?

At a White House summit last week to discuss his “My Brother’s Keeper” initiative, Obama met with performers Common, Nikki Minaj, Busta Rhymes, Ludacris, Wale, DJ Khaled, Alicia Keyes and a Who’s Who of other “socially conscious and highly influential” artists.

Now TMZ reports that rapper Rick Ross’ ankle bracelet started beeping midway through the president’s remarks.

What’s a discussion about keeping kids from crime without a real criminal in the house?

Ross faces charges of kidnapping and pistol-whipping his groundskeeper. Out on ­$2 million bond, he must wear the monitor.