17 surreal things that happened during the Donald Trump-Kanye West summit
“Illegal guns is the problem, not legal guns”, he said.
Another panel member, Tara Setmayer, called West the “token Negro of the Trump administration”.
One reporter asked West what he wants to see happen in Chicago.
The meeting had been billed by the White House as one centered on urban revitalization, workforce training, African-American unemployment, potential future clemencies and crime in Chicago. “And there are many other people like that”.
West is married to reality television star Kim Kardashian West, who pushed Mr Trump to grant a pardon for a drug offender this year. So, there’s theories that there’s infinite amounts of universe, and there’s alternate universe. “And I have to and get him free because he was doing positive inside Chicago”.
West, a long-time Trump supporter, also decried the allegedly widespread expectation that all black people should be Democrats.
His stump speech includes repeated boasts about record low unemployment for African Americans and he is touting the need for reform of the prison system, where blacks are about 38 per cent of inmates, despite being only 13 per cent of the United States population. Trump, apparently impressed, responded, “We’ll get rid of Air Force 1”. “So when I said, “I like Trump” to [a] liberal, they’ll say, ‘Oh, but he’s racist.’ You think racism can control me?” Trump later tweeted in support of the shocking move.
He showed the president a video on his phone of a hydrogen-powered plane and said Trump should travel in it.
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But he said, “this hat, it gives me power”. “But they told me, and I liked him, and I’m not scared to say what I like”.
“You made a Superman cape for me”, he told Trump.
I know we joke a lot about the impending apocalypse, but it’s awfully hard to ignore the omnipresent signs of impending doom.
“Trump is on his hero’s journey right now”, West said, wearing a red “Make America Great Again” hat as he was seated across from the president. “You made a Superman – that’s my favorite superhero”.
As he concluded, he rose to walk around the desk. I’ma break it down to you right now: If someone inspires me and I connect with them, I don’t have to believe in all [their] policies.
West dropped the F-bomb during a head-scratching ramble: The 41-year-old launched into a long-winded soliloquy in which he claimed he had been misdiagnosed with bipolar disorder (explaining his issues actually stem from sleep deprivation) and deemed his belief system something akin to “fine wine”.