Monday, 10 December, 2018

Donald Trump welcomes Kanye West to the Oval Office

Lifestyle       by Asma Malik | Published Lifestyle by Asma Malik | Published
Rita Gibson | 11 October, 2018, 22:16

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

Kanye - who last month announced he had changed his stage name to "Ye" - was visiting the White House to have lunch with the President and discuss issues he feels are most important to African Americans.

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 "honestly I'm doing a great job" and pointed to the size of the crowds at his campaign-style rallies as proof.

After West spoke for about 10 minutes, often showering Trump with praise, Trump himself said, "I tell you what, that was pretty impressive".

West responded, "I like the North Korea". Brown, a civil rights leader, has met Trump previously. Trump said he was open to other ideas.

Mr. Trump, speaking to reporters at the signing of the "Save Our Seas Act" addressing ocean debris Wednesday, said he won't fire Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell.

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Vivian Salama, a White House correspondent for the Wall Street Journal, who was in the room for the meeting of the minds, tweeted that at one point West ran up to Trump to give him a hug, and also said that, as president, Trump has to be "the freshest" and "the flyest".

In June, Trump commuted the life sentence of a woman for a first-time drug offense whose cause was taken up by celebrity Kanye West's wife, Kim Kardashian West. Alice Marie Johnson, a 63-year-old from Tennessee, had served more than 20 years in prison on drug conspiracy and money laundering charges.

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". "We are one country". He's a smart cookie.

This week, rap veteran Talib Kweli weighed-in on why he believes Kanye supports Trump.

Following the Oval Office meeting, the pair were scheduled to speak with Mr Trump as well as his daughter Ivanka and son-in-law Jared Kushner.

"I love this guy right here!"

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