Inside the Historic Trump-Kanye Oval Office Summit

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Trump added that West could "speak for me any time he wants". The rapper then gave what amounted to a ringing endorsement of Trump's presidency during a wide-ranging speech that touched on such topics as crime rates in Chicago, mental health, slavery, aerospace technology and the Unabomber.

"Let's stop worrying about the future all we have is today", he continued. "If you see a black family, it says, 'They're looting.' You see a white family, it says, 'They're looking for food.' And you know that it's been five days because most of the people are black".

West credited Trump with stopping a potential war with North Korea and is encouraging Trump to swap his usual Air Force One jet for a hydrogen-powered plane. Kanye proceeded to go on a "10-minute soliloquy" about his bio-polar disorder, to which Trump responded, "I tell you what that was pretty impressive..."

Told by reporters that Mr. Trump had recently expressed support for stop-and-frisk, Mr. West said to the president, "I didn't mean to put you on blast like that, bro".

West also banged his fist on the Oval Office's famed Resolute Desk and discussed his bipolar diagnosis.

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White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said national security adviser John Bolton and presidential senior adviser Jared Kushner spoke on Tuesday (Wednesday NZT) to Crown Prince Mohammed about Mr Khashoggi. The US leader said he was open to other ideas. I love everyone, right? "That's from the heart".

"If he don't look good, we don't look good". Also, at that point, it was illegal for blacks to read, or African Americans, to read. So, I think it's the bravery that helps you beat this game called life.

Wow. Kanye basically said he wanted a father figure in a president and a woman couldn't represent that for him.

West is married to reality television star Kim Kardashian West, who successfully pushed Trump to grant a pardon to a drug offender earlier this year. I'ma break it down to you right now: If someone inspires me and I connect with them, I don't have to believe in all [their] policies. Trump this week called on Chicago to embrace the tactic, which allowed police to detain, question and search civilians without probable cause, though it was deemed unconstitutional in New York City because of its overwhelming impact on minority residents. Also attending is former National Football League great Jim Brown, a civil rights leader who has met with Trump previously, and Jared Kushner. "He even went as far as to say that America simply needs a man as president because...'male energy" and stuff. Later on, when he was asked about characterizations of the president as racist, West said, "As black people we have to take responsibility for what we're doing".

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