Kanye West, one of President Trump’s most famous and vocal supporters, met with the president at the White House today for a freewheeling discussion in which the rapper commanded most of the conversation, earning praise and compliments from the president.
West began the meeting by praising Trump’s efforts in North Korea saying, “On day one you solved one of [Obama’s] biggest troubles. We solved one of the biggest problems.”
The conversation turned to West discussing the lack of support he received from his Hollywood cohorts with regards to his support of the president.
“They tried to scare me to not wear this hat,” West said, referring to his “Make America Great Again” hat he wore to the meeting and on a recent appearance on “Saturday Night Live.”
“When I put this hat on, it made me feel like Superman – my favorite superhero. You made a Superman cape for me.”
The rapper went on to chastise the NBC sketch show and other liberal-leaning people in the media for their portrayal of the American president.
“What I need ‘SNL’ and liberals to improve on is, if he don’t look good, we don’t look good. He has to be the freshest, the flyest, have the flyest planes. He has to look good!” he said. “When we make everything in China and not America, we’re cheating on our country.”
West would discuss many topics in a rambling rant to reporters that included everything from bringing manufacturing to the country, his personal business deals, ending stop-and-frisk in Chicago and the 13th Amendment.
“There’s a lot of things that affect our mental health that put us into this trap door that is the 13th Amendment,” West said.
West went on to reference his recent bipolar disorder diagnosis saying that he was misdiagnosed by a doctor that said he was merely sleep-deprived.
The chat was then turned over to reporters who asked West about his feelings on gun control.
“Illegal guns is the problem, not legal guns, we have the right to bear arms,” he said bluntly.
Overall, West was complementary to the president, even at one point saying he loved him and running around the Resolute desk to hug him.
Well lets just hope that Kanye was able to walk away with some positive news about prison reform and helping Chicago with its gun violence epidemic!