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Kanye: 'Trump hat made me feel like Superman'

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Ginger Lopez | 13 October, 2018, 03:30

MSNBC's Ali Velshi let out a long "Wow" after the meeting while Stephanie Ruhle disgustedly shook her head before calling it "an assault on our White House".

Before they adjourned for a roasted chicken lunch, West stood up, walked over to Mr Trump and gave him a bear hug.

West, who once infamously said President George W. Bush "doesn't care about black people", sported a "Make America Great Again" hat on Thursday as he effusively praised Trump in a meeting ostensibly about prison reform.

West had mentioned Apple in the White House -he said he wanted Apple to make an "iPlane" for Trump that would replace Air Force One.

"It was from the soul".

The rapper's, er, memorable (for many, many reasons) meeting with Donald Trump yesterday (11 October) enthralled and baffled us all in equal measure - and the fun didn't stop once the cameras had turned off, either. Vanity Fair called it an "erratic, whiplash-inducing Valkyrie ride", while The Guardian said that had West had "carved out his own niche in history by publicly uttering the word "motherf***er" in the office of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Ronald Reagan and Barack Obama".

"A welfare mentality", he said before expressing the belief that black people "get caught up in the idea of racism".

The pre-lunch meeting was also attended by former US football player Jim Brown and Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner.




President Donald Trump meets with rapper Kanye West and former National Football League player Jim Brown in the Oval Office of the White House.

"I had to turn the television off because it was so hard to watch", he said.

During the interview, the Atlanta legend spoke on his friend and collaborator, Kanye West, saying that he felt a duty to reach out to him when he started wearing the "Make America Great Again" hat, endorsing Trump, and spewing irresponsible statements. He also described West as a "smart cookie".

Declaring that his red MAGA hat makes him "feel like Superman", West made a free-styling appearance in the Oval Office.

CNN's Dana Bash and Nia-Malika Henderson react to the comments West made during a 10-minute rant in the Oval Office.

"What I need Saturday Night Live to improve on is, if he don't look good, we don't look good", West said.

West is married to reality television star Kim Kardashian West, who pushed Trump to grant a pardon for a drug offender this year.

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