Seated across from Trump at the famous Resolute Desk, West began the Oval Office meeting - which also included NFL Hall of Famer Jim Brown and Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner - with a almost 10-minute-long speech that the rapper said was "from the soul", according to White House pool reports.
It was a particularly Trumpian spectacle.
"If you see a black family, it says, 'They're looting.' You see a white family, it says, 'They're looking for food.' And you know that it's been five days because most of the people are black".
The trio spoke about prison reform and guns with Kanye saying: "The problem is illegal guns.Not legal guns". "I think it would be cool to have Trump factories", he suggested. He loves him - and proved it Thursday by suddenly striding from his chair at a surreal White House meeting to hug the president. Some are, well, not able to be adequately described in words.
West even touched on how he was misdiagnosed with bipolar disorder.
Trump and West previously appeared together shortly after Trump's 2016 election in the lobby of Trump Tower in NY. "Meanwhile, we have ten to 13 billion dollars worth of damage to the various places in the panhandle in Florida and meanwhile the president is being entertained by Kanye West and other celebrities". I love everyone. I don't agree with everything anyone does.
"Trump is on his hero's journey right now". Kanye West will visit the White House on Thursday to meet with President Donald Trump and his son-in-law Jared Kushner talk about manufacturing in America, gang violence, prison reform and Chicago violence.
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He said the district collectors have been asked to shift the people in the low-lying areas to the multi-purpose calamity shelters. The IMD advised total suspension of fishing operations and shifting of coastal hutment dwellers to safe places.
"When I put this hat on, it made me feel like Superman - my favorite superhero".
"I love this guy right here".
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.
West is married to reality television star Kim Kardashian West, who pushed Trump to grant a pardon for a drug offender this year.
To which West replied, "Only after 2024". 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.