Thursday, 15 November, 2018

Kanye West lunching with Trump today; Chicago crime on the menu

Trump's stunned silence as Kanye rants in White House Kanye West lunching with Trump today; Chicago crime on the menu
Freda Brock | 12 October, 2018, 14:56

Kanye West not only gifted President Trump with a pair of Yeezy's in a size 12, but he also gave him a custom "Make America Great" hat, leaving out the "Again" in Trump's campaign slogan, TMZ reports. The two men were getting ready for lunch with National Football League great Jim Brown, Ivanka Trump, and Jared Kushner.

West defended his support of Trump.

The Grammy victor alluded to the president as a father figure: "My dad and my mom separated so there was not a lot of male energy in my home and also I'm married to a family where, you know, there's not a lot of male energy", West said while appearing alongside Trump.

As part of the pitch to get Trump on board with criminal justice reform, West argued that "we have to bring jobs into America", because if people don't have jobs, "they end up in the cheapest factory ever, the prison system!".

At a meeting with Trump in the White House yesterday Kanye even whipped out his phone and, after revealing his passcode to the entire room, showed Trump a concept image of the plane.

Trump said they'd discuss the matter and he'd keep an open mind.

It was the first of several off-color remarks Kanye would drop in the Oval Office, including this line: "He might not have expected to have a insane motherfucker like Kanye West run up and support".

West proceeded to pitch Trump on a hydrogen powered plane that he said should replace Air Force One.

Kanye later said his 10-minute speech was "from the soul, I just channeled it".

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Trump said West is "a smart cookie".

"My dad and my mom separated so there was not a lot of male energy in my home and also I'm married to a family where, you know, there's not a lot of male energy".

West has been publicly supportive of Trump since the president was elected, tweeting a photo of himself sporting a "Make America Great Again" this April and lauding Trump during the closing moments of a "Saturday Night Live" appearance in September.

Trump said: "That's really nice".

The rapper also spoke against stop-and-frisk policing policies, which Mr Trump recently expressed support for.

West and Trump, accompanied by a pack of reporters, sat down in the Oval Office on Thursday.

"I love everyone, right", he said.

"People expect that if you're black you have to be Democrat", he said.

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