Kanye West defends support for Trump, in front of Trump

Matt Barnes

Matt Barnes

Well, it finally happened - Kanye West's White House meeting with President Donald Trump took place in the Oval Office on Thursday, and it seems like their conversation was just as odd as you might guess.

He went on to show Mr Trump a picture of a "hydrogen-powered airplane" saved on his mobile phone, insisting: "This is what our President should be flying in".

His monologue was laden with praise for Mr Trump, who he described as a father figure on "his hero's journey".

Wearing a "Make America Great Again" hat, the controversial rapper spoke uninterrupted for around 10 minutes as the US President listened.

"I didn't mean to put you on the (spot), bro", Kanye told Trump, who said "I'm open to everything" about the subject. "That was quite something".

Last month, West appeared on "Saturday Night Live" wearing the red MAGA hat and promoting Trump.

The White House has said they will talk about manufacturing, prison reform, preventing gang violence and reducing violence in Chicago, where West grew up.

"It's harder to govern", Melania Trump said in a clip that aired Thursday on "Good Morning America".

Talking at speed on everything from Trump's protectionist trade polices to black gun crime and "infinite amounts of universe", Kanye left the normally talkative president nearly speechless with his performance.

Over a lunch of caprese salad and roast chicken, Gidley said discussion would be centered on "President Trump's historic work to benefit all Americans".

"I like the North Korea", West said.

West told reporters: "Let's stop worrying about the future, all we have is today".

What could help Chicago, West said, was the opening up of industries and tax breaks. "He might not have thought he'd have a insane mother-f***** like [me]".

Mr. Trump earlier in the week said Chicago should strongly consider implementing a stop-and-frisk program like the one New York City had.

West is married to reality television star Kim Kardashian West, who pushed Trump to grant a pardon for a drug offender this year. West then threw all etiquette and protocol out the window, laying down the F bomb in the Oval Office, in a rant that was being broadcast live across numerous media outlets.

"I love this guy right here".

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