17 surreal things that happened during the Donald Trump-Kanye West summit

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President Donald Trump will have lunch Thursday with rapper Kanye West, who he calls a longtime friend. Kanye also lauded Trump for solving the North Korea nuclear crisis in one day.

"I had the balls to put on this hat", the 41-year-old artist said in defending the red "Make America Great Again" hat that he wore for his meeting. The rapper's statement lasted almost 10 minutes before the president chimed in to compliment West on his honesty. "That was quite something".

The Chicago-raised rapper and the NY real estate mogul-turned president have a long friendship that goes back before the 2016 election.

According to the Washington Post's Felicia Sonmez, quoting from another Post reporter, West referred to his own comments as "a fine wine" and also, brace yourself, said he'd be open to running for president "after 2024".

In an interview later on Wednesday with Fox News @ Night, Mr Trump said he wanted to find out what happened to Mr Khashoggi but appeared reluctant to consider blocking arms sales, citing economic reasons.

West also brushed aside the fight for tougher gun laws.

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

Ike Barinholtz, who directed the upcoming Trump-inspired political satire "The Oath", said the meeting was inappropriate given the hurricane that is wrecking havoc on the east coast. The rapper visited with the then-president-elect at Trump Tower a month before Trump's inauguration.

West was invited to the White House to have lunch with the president, former National Football League star Jim Brown, and the president's son-in-law and top adviser Jared Kushner to discuss manufacturing, prison reform and gang violence. The President has frequently praised the program, telling a group of law enforcement last week that he has urged the city of Chicago to "strongly consider stop-and-frisk".




West has received a lot of backlash from fans and his fellow celebrities for his support of the president. What I need "Saturday Night Live" to improve on, or what I need the liberals to improve on, is if he don't look good [points to Trump], we don't look good.

He broke into a nervous laugh and we just hope he's not referencing his freakish new song again, you know the one where he says he'd "smash" his four sister-in-laws.

But Yeezy isn't the only member of the West family to get the chance of a meeting with Trump in the White House. So, I think it's the bravery that helps you beat this game called life. We are both dragon energy. He was wearing a MAGA hat, including the "again" for that conversation.

Complaining about prison sentences, West said that people fall through a "trap door" and "end up next to the Unabomber".

"You made a Superman - that's my favourite superhero - you made a Superman cape for me".

He also spoke about Hillary Clinton's 2016 election campaign, and feeling alienated by her slogan.

Trump returned the love at a campaign-style rally in MI in April.

Bush said in 2010 that he felt West's accusation was the "all-time low" point of his two-term presidency.

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