Kanye West Goes On 10-Minute Rant During White House Visit

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West, who wore a red "Make America great again" hat during the meeting, also said that he "loves Hillary" but that her 2016 slogan, "I'm with her", didn't resonate with him, according to NBC political reporter Josh Lederman.

West was at the White House to talk to Trump and his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, about prison reform, gang violence and manufacturing.

Hogan Gidley, White House deputy press secretary, said the president would host a "working lunch in the private dining room off the Oval Office" with West and Brown. "He gets it." He also joked that he could be a good presidential candidate to which Kanye responded, "Only after 2024".

When asked if West could be a future president, Donald Trump said he could well be.

West's wife, Kim Kardhashian, has worked with Trump and the White House on prison reform and pardon issues.

Kanye West and Neil Portnow, the president of the Recording Academy, will both be present during the ceremonial signing of the Music Modernization Act.

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"Could very well be", Trump said. Eventually, West started gushing about Trump while talking about what it was like to go public with his full support for the president. The New York Times first reported news of the meeting.

Trump said West is a friend and a "different kind of a guy" whose big following in the African-American community helped boost his approval ratings.

West said he had been an underdog his entire career, and that drew him to Trump, a man who many felt could never win the presidency.

"There were people who said Trump would never win", West said in the interview. "When he sees that African-American unemployment is the lowest in history, you know people are watching".

"I'd like to find a lot of people like Alice Johnson".

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