What made Kanye's White House visit 'a weird moment' for the presidency

Cristina Cross
October 12, 2018

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

"Let's stop worrying about the future all we have is today ..."

And Trump could not get a word in edgewise as Kanye took over and ranted for almost 10 minutes, calling himself a "crazy motherf**ker", pounding on the Resolute Desk, and eventually telling POTUS "I love you" and giving him a hug!

'My dad and mom separated so there was not a lot of male energy in my home and also I am married to a family (the Kardashians) where, you know, there is not a lot of male energy.

President Trump typically isn't one to be upstaged - but that wasn't the case Thursday when rapper Kanye West launched into a monologue across from him in the Oval Office, leaving even Mr. Trump almost speechless.

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Rapper Kanye West shows President Donald Trump his mobile phone during a meeting in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, U.S., October 11, 2018.

West told reporters in the Oval Office that he had been asked to speak with the President about the detriments of applying stop-and-frisk policing policies in Chicago. "He might not have thought he'd have a insane mother-fucker like (me)". "She was very unfairly treated", Trump said of Johnson.

On his way out the door, Jenkins reported that West said that he's going to Africa.

His wife, reality TV star Kim Kardashian West, has worked with the White House on criminal justice reform and clemency issues. "You gave me the heart to go to adidas because at adidas, when I went in in 2015, we were a $14 billion company losing $2 billion a year".

TMZ obtained photos of Trump in the Make America Great hat, alongside a beaming Kanye, Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner. So it's very important for me to get Hoover out, because in an alternate universe, I am him.

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He said that Trump had given him (we assume metaphorically) "a Superman cape" to help do good.

Trump said: "That's really nice".

"We don't have the reparations but we have the 13th Amendment", he said of the amendment that abolished slavery in 1865. Kanye responded: "It was from the soul".

"People expect that if you're Black, you have to be Democrat", West said, rejecting the "control of people through the concept of racism". "I just channelled it", the musician said. West said, before giving him a huge hug. "I didn't mean to put you on blast like that, bro".

West said he "loved Hillary" Clinton, Trump's 2016 Democratic rival, because he loves everyone, but said he connected with Trump's "male energy".

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