Kanye West defends support for Trump, in front of Trump

12 October, 2018, 04:30 | Author: Sheri Evans
  • President-elect Donald Trump and Kanye West pose for

According to the Washington Post's Felicia Sonmez, quoting from another Post reporter, West referred to his own comments as "a fine wine" and also, brace yourself, said he'd be open to running for president "after 2024".

Rapper Kanye West declared President Trump is "on his hero's journey" during an Oval Office get-together in which Trump indicated he could be flexible to West's ideas on criminal justice and police reform.

Just as he did during his recent appearance on the sketch program, the Chicago native sported "Make America Great Again" hat while noting, "they tried to scare me to not wear this hat". "And he might not have expected to have a insane motherf***er like Kanye West run up and support, but best believe, we are going to make America great again". Those items were addressed in a pre-lunch meeting, but Kanye launched into a speech and Trump let him go on as the cameras recorded it all.

In an extraordinary, mostly uninterrupted rant, West said that he was recently diagnosed as being bipolar, but he insisted the diagnosis was wrong and that he was merely sleep-deprived.

"We don't have the reparations but we have the 13th Amendment", he said of the amendment that abolished slavery in 1865.

West goes on to say, "We're gonna have Apple, an American company, work on this plane".

See photos from Kanye's visit with the President, including a moment where Kanye showed Trump a photo of an airplane on his phone...

Trump said: "That's really nice".

After the rapper finished his 10-minute soliloquy, he got up and hugged Trump.

"You better play 4-D chess with me like it's Minority Report, cause it ain't that simple". Kanye responded: "It was from the soul".

Apparently, during the Presidential campaign, Kanye felt more connected to the Donald just because Clinton's slogan was 'I'm with Her'. "It's lovely though." He said that Trump had given him (we assume metaphorically) "a Superman cape" to help do good.

Ryan, who appeared on CNN with host Wolf Blitzer to break down the meeting between Trump and West, brought up rapper Ray J, saying that he was "a little concerned" about the meeting.

The tête-à-tête also comes the same week as West's longtime rival, Taylor Swift, entered the political arena for the first time, encouraging her fans to register to vote and endorsing Tennessee Democratic Senate candidate Phil Bredesen and House candidate Jim Cooper, also a Democrat.

The Gold Digger rapper fumed to the audience: 'So many times I talk to a white person about this, and they say, "How could you support Trump?". "He's been a friend of mine". I'm meeting him Wednesday night for dinner.

"I love Hillary, I love everyone, right".

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