Trump, Kanye West hug during freaky Oval Office meeting

Kanye, Trump talk Chicago, stop-and-frisk policing, hydrogen-powered Air Force One in Oval Office meeting

West explained to the New York Times in June why he supports Trump, saying there are many more Trump supporters in Hollywood who are just afraid to come forward.

Rapper Kanye West, also known as Ye, is headed to the White House to meet with President Trump.

During a 10-minute monologue that ranged from prison reform to manufacturing, politics and the universe, West said: "They tried to scare me, my friends to not wear this hat, but this hat, it gives me power in a way".

West is married to reality television star Kim Kardashian West, who pushed Trump to grant a pardon for a drug offender this year.

Kanye has drawn fire from other celebrities for his support of Trump, the former reality TV star now looking ahead to congressional elections on November 6 and his own re-election campaign in 2020.

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Trump spoke about the meeting during a Wednesday interview with Shannon Bream on Fox News. "We do need reform". "When he sees that African-American unemployment is the lowest in history, you know people are watching. And it's also very costly".

During a Thursday appearance on MSNBC, Washington Post reporter Jonathan Capehart ridiculed President Trump's "laughable" embrace of Kanye West as a spokesman for the African-American community.

"God, I wish I could get through to the 52 percent of white women who put Trump in office, but they're too far gone, so instead I am looking to young people", Sarah Silverman said.

Addressing Mr Trump, he added: "There was something about when I put this hat on it made me feel like Superman. I believe that the systemic racism we still see in this country towards people of color is terrifying, sickening and prevalent", Swift wrote.

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