President Trump, Kanye West to have White House lunch

Lifestyle       by Asma Malik | Published

Lifestyle by Asma Malik | Published

"Trump is on his hero's journey right now", West said. "So when I said I'm like Trump to someone that's liberal they'll say, 'Oh, he's racist.' You think racism can control me?"

"You know, my dad and my mum separated, so I didn't have a lot of male energy in my home".

Kanye's been a friend of mine for a long time, and Jim is - Jim came out of nowhere and he said, 'I like what the president's doing, ' a long time ago. Let me give this guy a hug", said Kanye, to which Trump responded, "That's really nice.

See photos from Kanye's visit with the President, including a moment where Kanye showed Trump a photo of an airplane on his phone...

Talking at speed on everything from Trump's protectionist trade polices to black gun crime and "infinite amounts of universe", West left the normally talkative president nearly speechless with his performance.

The rapper asserted that because so many products are manufactured in China, many Americans seek alternative ways to make money, even those deemed illegal.

Apparently, during the Presidential campaign, Kanye felt more connected to the Donald just because Clinton's slogan was 'I'm with Her'.

Kanye replied: "It was from the soul". You better play 4D chess with me.

I watched the whole thing because, again, how could you not?

"I love Hillary. I love everyone, right?"

In a wild, 10-minute soliloquy, West also launched at least one F-bomb in the Oval Office, described his rhetorical style as "fine wine" with "complex notes", and said he had been misdiagnosed with bipolar disorder and was actually sleep deprived which can lead to dementia.

However, in front of reporters, West went off on a litany of subjects, including how his "Make America Great Again" hat makes him feel like Superman.

West, a Chicago native, said he and the president will discuss ways to combat the Windy City's ongoing gun violence epidemic. "I love this guy", he said. Trump said he was open to other ideas.

Ike Barinholtz, who directed the upcoming Trump-inspired political satire "The Oath", said the meeting was inappropriate given the hurricane that is wrecking havoc on the east coast.

West, a long-time Trump supporter, also decried the allegedly widespread expectation that black people should be Democrats. Trump looked alternatively bemused, entertained, baffled, guarded and, yes, maybe even a little nervous all at once.

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