"Really, the reason why they imprisoned him is because he started doing positive for the community".
In a conversation that lasted almost an hour, Trump ricocheted from one topic to the next, commenting on everything from Hurricane Michael to the infamous anonymous New York Times op-ed to Bob Woodward's new book.
"He said that I actually wasn't bipolar, I had sleep deprivation, which could cause dementia 10 to 20 years from now where I wouldn't even remember my son's name", he said.
According to the Washington Post's Felicia Sonmez, quoting from another Post reporter, West referred to his own comments as "a fine wine" and also, brace yourself, said he'd be open to running for president "after 2024".
He said he would overrule his attorney general, Jeff Sessions, who has balked at efforts to reduce sentences served by convicts and is unlikely to support new ones. "If you look at every single indicator, we are keeping our promises", Trump said.
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To get there, emissions would have to be cut by 45 per cent from 2010 levels by 2030, with further action required by 2050. It furthers the Paris Agreement of 2015 , where and aim of limiting global temperature rises to "well below" 2C was set.
Another reporter asked the rapper about the role of gun control in the debate.
West couldn't help praising the man across from him.
Rapper and producer Kanye West's surreal speech to US President Donald Trump during a televised meeting at the White House today has left heads spinning.
Rapper Kanye West, left, shows a picture of a plane on a phone to U.S. President Donald Trump during a meeting in the Oval office of the White House on October 11, 2018. West also said he was advised not to wear the MAGA hat, though he did not specify by whom.
"I love this guy", Kanye declared in the Oval Office. "But I'm having dinner with him Wednesday night and I've been very happy with our relationship", Rorsted said.
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.
Mr. West said his intention is "to release the love throughout the country". He moved around the Resolute Desk and hugged the president, who was still seated. "That's from the heart".