Donald Trump has Kanye West for lunch at the White House

Donald Trump has Kanye West for lunch at the White House

Donald Trump has Kanye West for lunch at the White House

As he left the meeting, the rapper made a decision to give Trump a little gift.

Ardent Donald Trump supporter Kanye West visited the White House on Thursday for a sit-down chat with the president.

Sporting his now-signature "Make America Great Again" hat, West made his first trip to the executive mansion to move the needle on several issues close to his heart and, before he deleted it, his social media feed - among them prison reform, gang violence and his hometown of Chicago.

But West, who's from Chicago, tells Trump that this strategy is detrimental.

West's social media pages show him in a red "Make America Great Again" hat, and he has said he wishes to facilitate conversations between the president and opponents like National Football League free agent Colin Kaepernick. "They tried to scare me to not wear this hat", he said.

As a wall of journalists and senior advisers looked on, the president, a consummate showman not accustomed to sharing the camera, seemed to marvel at West's ability to command the room.

He also proposed to Trump that Apple could develop the "iPlane" - a hydrogen-powered aircraft to replace Air Force One. "That's my favorite superhero".

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

Kanye West has met Donald Trump in the Oval Office wearing a "Make America Great Again" hat - saying it made him feel like "superman".

It was a striking thing to hear from a man who once criticized Bush for the disorganized federal response in areas affected by Hurricane Katrina and occupied largely by people of color.

West said that much of the nation's inner-city factory jobs have moved to China, and that with Trump's trade standoff with the country, those areas may see economic rejuvenation.

In a Fox television interview Thursday, Trump said that West's support had transformed blacks' view of his presidency.

The conversation began with an exchange on North Korea among Trump, Brown and West. Trump said the region was headed for war before he took over, and West commended him for stopping it.

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"It was from the soul", West responded. "I'm just going to be honest and I may get in a lot of trouble for it".

Most of her criticism was directed toward the president himself, who hosted the meeting while Hurricane Michael cut through Florida and headed toward Georgia.

West continued: "Let's stop worrying about the future, all we have is today".

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