President Trump and Kanye West got together with Jared Kushner, Ivanka, NFL star Jim Brown and about a dozen reporters on Thursday, where the Trump-loving rap star gave a 10-minute sermon counting the ways Trump is a superstar to him.
The White House said the meeting was called so that Trump and West could discuss manufacturing, urban revitalization, tamping down violent crime in Chicago and criminal-justice reform.
Jared Kushner, the president's son-in-law and senior adviser who has focused on prison reform, attended the meeting as his his [sic] wife, Ivanka, who is also Trump's daughter. -The Hill
Trump kicked things off, telling the press "Kanye has been a friend of mine for a long time," as West sat across from Trump donning a red "Make America Great Again" hat at the Resolute Desk.
Trump said that Trump has "bravery" for tackling criminal justice issues, while Trump returned the compliment, saying Kanye "can speak for me any time he wants. he’s a smart cookie. He gets it."
When asked if Kanye could run for president, Trump said "Could very well be," to which West added "Only after 2024."
"This is our president. He has to be the freshest. The flyest," the "Black Skinhead" rapper said.
Kanye talked about how Trump filled him with reassuring male energy, while the Clinton campaign slogan "I'm with her" didn't make him "feel like a guy who could play catch with his son." West elaborated: "There was something about putting this hat on that made me feel like superman. You made a superman cape for me, also as a guy who looks up to you, who looks up to American industry guys - non-political, no bullshit."
CNN just aired Kanye saying "bullshit."— Aaron Blake (@AaronBlake) October 11, 2018
Trump and Kanye got into foreign policy after someone mentioned North Korea:
Kanye West and Trump get into foreing policy. via @jenniferjjacbos Someone in the room mentions North Korea— Shannon Pettypiece (@spettypi) October 11, 2018
Trump: “that was headed for war,”
Kanye: “you stopped the war”
Trump: “we stopped the war” “nice of you to say that because that’s a big thing”
Kanye then showed Trump a gif of a hydrogen powered plane, telling Trump that he should be flying around in one. "We'll get rid of Air Force One" Trump responded in jest (we assume).
Kanye and Trump discuss aviation technology: shows Trump a gif of a hydrogen powered plane, says trump should be flying in that. "We’ll get rid of” Air Force One, Trump says vai @JenniferJJacobs— Shannon Pettypiece (@spettypi) October 11, 2018
Kanye holding court at the Oval Office. “It’s habilitation not rehabilitation.” pic.twitter.com/xkRGRCfws5— Gene Park (@GenePark) October 11, 2018
“What I need Saturday Night Live to improve on. What I need the liberals to improve on is, if he don't look good — we don’t look good. This is our president,” musician Kanye West said of the late night show that consistently mocks Donald Trump pic.twitter.com/ab2jUI1xiU— POLITICO (@politico) October 11, 2018
Lastly, it may be time for Kanye to change his password:
Kanye lock code is 0000. Someone tag Kim pic.twitter.com/2VgnnrVRSq— Denroy Moore (@Denno876er) October 11, 2018
Watch the whole thing here: