Inside the Historic Trump-Kanye Oval Office Summit

Lifestyle       by Asma Malik | Published

Lifestyle by Asma Malik | Published

For more than 10 minutes Thursday, President Trump was struck almost speechless as rapper, activist, entrepreneur and MAGA-hat wearing, Trump-loving, dragon-energy exuding Kanye West held forth in an Oval Office soliloquy that included an f-bomb, references to male genitalia and a presidential hug that looked more like a mauling.

Some of his notable quotes during the controversial visit included some that were of the nonsensical variety, USA Today reported.

Talking at speed on everything from Trump's protectionist trade polices to black gun crime and "infinite amounts of universe", West left the normally talkative president nearly speechless with his performance. The rapper's statement lasted almost 10 minutes before the president chimed in to compliment West on his honesty. He also gave some love to first daughter Ivanka Trump.

In the Oval Office on Thursday, West - who has a new album coming out - again flirted with the idea of a presidential run, but "only after 2024". Hope Hicks, Trump's spokeswoman at the time, said West had requested the meeting.

Rapper Kanye West speaks during a meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump in the Oval office of the White House on October 11, 2018 in Washington, DC.

West credited Trump with preventing a war with North Korea and encouraged Trump to swap his usual Air Force One for a hydrogen-powered plane.

"They tried to scare me to not wear this hat, my own friends, but this hat, it gives me power", West said about his red MAGA cap, adding it "made me feel like Superman".

Earlier this year, Kim Kardashian met him to discuss prison reform issues, which resulted in convicted drug dealer Alice Marie Johnson being granted clemency. "You made a Superman cape for me, also, as someone who looks up to you. looks up to American industry guys".

Live from the Oval Office, it's Kanye West with a jaw-dropping performance. "I just channeled it", the musician said, adding - to further gasps - that Trump "might not have expected to have a insane motherfucker like Kanye West supporting him".

West explained to the New York Times in June why he supports Trump, saying there are many more Trump supporters in Hollywood who are just afraid to come forward.

"I'm here to serve", Brown said when the president asked him how he felt. "So when I said I'm like Trump to someone that's liberal they'll say, 'Oh, he's racist.' You think racism can control me?"

The Republican president has advocated prison reform and said he was open to changes in sentencing guidelines, an issue that divides the Republican Party between "law and order" hardliners and moderates. Mr. Trump didn't quite know what to say.

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