Kanye West defends support for Trump, in front of Trump

Trump's stunned silence as Kanye rants in White House

Kanye West To President Trump: ‘Make America Great Again’ Hat Makes Me Feel Like Superman

West sporting a "Make America Great Again" cap as he listens to a question from a reporter at the White House.

West later said online that he met with Trump in 2016 "to discuss multiracial issues" such as "bullying, supporting teachers, modernizing curriculum and violence in Chicago".

And he dropped an f-bomb in the process, saying that Trump may not have expected "a insane -- like Kanye West" to support him, according to AP reporter Jonathan Lemire. "That was quite something".

Trump recently tweeted praise for West, who closed a "Saturday Night Live" show wearing a "Make America Great Again" hat and delivering an unscripted pro-Trump message after the credits rolled.

"There was something about putting this hat on that made me feel like Superman", West told Mr Trump during the 10-minute speech.

Rapper and producer Kanye West's surreal speech to US President Donald Trump during a televised meeting at the White House today has left heads spinning.

"My dad and mom separated, so I did not have lot of male energy in my home", the husband of Kim Kardashian told Trump as a crowd of journalists recorded the expletive-laden moment.

"I felt that I knew people who voted for Trump that were celebrities that were scared to say that they liked him", he said. "We're going to have Apple, an American company, work on this plane".

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Williams said Trump used West, 41, as a "prop" to impress a following said to be largely white. I want to hear what Kanye West wants to do when we're talking about criminal justice reform or prisoner reentry - the fact is he can not.

West attempted earlier this month to broker a meeting between Kaepernick and Trump, urging the former National Football League star to "speak with the president to tell him your experience directly".

"I'm totally open. If we can do it a different way, Kanye, I'm totally open but they all - we all agree that we have to do something", Trump said.

The pair adjourned for lunch after West gave Trump a hug and told reporters "I love this guy right here".

He advocated bringing more manufacturing jobs to the U.S. and mentioned Apple as one of the companies who could help build the vehicle.

He's also locked in a dispute with several black NFL football players who have knelt down during the playing of the United States national anthem to protest racial inequality.

West went full multiverse theory in pitching clemency for Larry Hoover, founder of Gangster Disciples, because "in the alternate universe, I am him".

Donald Trump hosts lunch Thursday for star rapper Kanye West in the latest push to portray his presidency as being on the side of blacks, rather than only the overwhelmingly white voter block behind his surprise election. "I think it would be cool to have Trump factories", he suggested.

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