"But the campaign "I'm with her" just didn't make me feel, as a guy that didn't get to see my dad all the time, like a guy that could play catch with his son", said West.
He continued, "Let's stop worrying about the future all we have is today...Trump is on his hero's journey right now".
During one pause in West's comments, Mr Trump said: "I tell you what, that was pretty impressive ... that was quite something".
President Trump typically isn't one to be upstaged - but that wasn't the case Thursday when rapper Kanye West launched into a monologue across from him in the Oval Office, leaving even Mr. Trump almost speechless.
Rapper Kanye West, with a stream of consciousness speech in the Oval Office and a burst of profanity, defended his support for President Donald Trump on Thursday, to the great delight of Trump himself. West called the president's work on criminal justice reform (an issue close to wife Kim Kardashian's heart) "bravery". "I just channeled it".
Kanye replied: "It was from the soul".
With Kanye, or "Ye" as he would prefer to be called, was former National Football League player Jim Brown. "I love this guy right here". West referenced the iconic comic book character again when he discussed his preference for wearing a MAGA hat.
Trump, who has had low approval ratings from African-Americans, often links the support of West and Brown to his administration's relationship with the black community.
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And I have a lot more to do if I want to do it and I don't want to do, but they have to come to the table. The S&P 500 remained near the lowest since July on Thursday morning, while the Nasdaq 100 rallied.
Kanye not only wore one of the caps into the Oval Office but declared: "There's something about when I put on this hat, I feel like Superman".
Earlier Thursday, Trump told "Fox and Friends" Thursday that West is "a different kind of guy and that's OK with me".
"Could very well be", Trump said when asked if West could run for president.
West also had some clarification about his mental health.
Here are some of the things West talked about at the Trump press conference.
West, a long-time Trump supporter, also decried the allegedly widespread expectation that black people should be Democrats.
Glenn Greenwald and others with no stake in Trump were also unimpressed at this outburst of insensitivity among the professed tolerance, regardless of whether they believe Yeezus to be an authority on U.S. politics.
"There's a whole lot of people in this country that do give you a lot of credit for everything you've been doing for this country", he said.