Trump's stunned silence as Kanye rants in White House

Kanye West shows Donald Trump his mobile phone in the Oval Office

Kanye West shows Donald Trump his mobile phone in the Oval Office

West dominated the conversation with a series of monologues that touched on social policy, mental health, endorsement deals and his support for the president. "You know, they tried to scare me to not wear this hat". "It was something about when I put this hat on, it made me feel like Superman".

It was a surreal scene even by the standards of a nonconventional White House.

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.

She visited the White House in May seeking clemency for Alice Marie Johnson, who was serving a life sentence in federal prison for a first-time drug offense.

On Thursday, Kanye West manage to make everyone jaw drop when he made a statement inside the Oval Office during a visit at the White House to meet with President Donald Trump. In a freakish performance last month on "Saturday Night Live" he delivered an unscripted pro-Trump message after the credits rolled.

Moving on to the topics of schools, West said: "Sometimes people say, 'This kid has ADD [Attention Deficit Disorder], this kid has ADD'".

West said a lack of "male energy" in the USA and in the Hillary Clinton campaign caused him to support Trump for President.

Asked by a reporter for his opinions on gun control, West, who is from Chicago, a city with one of the highest violent crime rates in the country, responded candidly. He has at various points suggested slavery was "a choice" and that the 13th Amendment, which outlawed slavery, should be abolished.

Juan Williams blasted President Trump's Oval Office meeting with musician Kanye West and former Cleveland Browns running back Jim Brown.

"I love Hillary", he said, "I love everyone, right?" It's a hydrogen-powered airplane, and this is what our president should be flying in.

"If he don't look good, we don't look good". This is our president. "The flyest planes. The best factories".

Kanye turned to the issue of racism, saying "As black people, we also need to take responsibility for what we're doing".

He also denounced previous claims of bipolar disorder, explaining how he was really just sleep deprived.

"I tell you what, that was pretty impressive", Trump said of West's speech.

If you thought Kanye West would have air-tight security you couldn't be further from the truth. "I just channeled it", West replied.

The rapper also ruled out a presidential bid "until 2024", instead voicing his support for Mr Trump.

RAP superstar Kanye West loves Donald Trump and proved it in dramatic fashion on Thursday, leaping from his seat at a White House meeting to hug the president.

We won't lie, Trump didn't sound too confident in his answer.

Here are some of the things West talked about at the Trump press conference.


But West, who's from Chicago, tells Trump that this strategy is detrimental.

"You don't have to agree with trump but the mob can't make me not love him. He is my brother", West wrote.

But West was not entirely supportive of Trump's agenda, noting that he would discuss "stop and frisk" with the president.