Trump Implies Kanye West Endorsement Has Helped With His African-American Support

Lifestyle       by Asma Malik | Published

Commentators and anchors across the dial lit into rapper Kanye West for his Oval Office meeting on Thursday with President Donald Trump, calling him a "token Negro, "circus performer" and "minstrel", and speculating about the fragility of his mental health".

The freakish meeting, laden with F-bombs, hugs and rambling monologues, was broadcast live by a number of media outlets.

When his monologue was finally finished, it was Trump's turn to say something.

However it appears viewers can agree on one thing in particular that shook them to their very core.

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.

In an impassioned but sometimes hard to follow 10-minute speech, West talked about the "male energy" of Trump's 2016 campaign, the US relationship with North Korea and his belief that he was misdiagnosed with bipolar disorder.

West said he loved everyone - including Trump's former presidential rival, Hillary Clinton - but he said he could relate to Trump's "male energy". "The flyest planes. The best factories".

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The rapper also spoke against stop-and-frisk policing policies, which Trump recently expressed support for.

At least Trump handled West's bad idea. dare I say, gracefully?

The Grand Hustle rapper revealed that Kanye asked him to accompany him to the meeting at the White House with Trump, Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump, and he turned him down.

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

"Trump is on his hero's journey right now", West said, tossing out an expletive to describe himself.

She secured a pardon for a great-grandmother who had been serving a life sentence for drugs offences. 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".

The pair adjourned for lunch after West gave Trump a hug and told reporters "I love this guy right here".

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