Kanye West goes on 10 minutes tirade in white house visit
Did you think no one could steal the spotlight from Donald Trump, well Kanye West did! Rapper and entrepreneur Kanye West spent a stunning half hour talking to President Donald Trump in the Oval Office on Thursday afternoon, surrounded by White House aides, reporters and former NFL star Jim Brown.
The rapper, one of Trump's highest-profile celebrity supporters, visited the White House, where his planned lunch meeting with the president, Jared Kushner and Ivanka, Kid Rock and Hall of Fame running back Jim Brown gave way to a meandering 10-minute monologue.
The 41-year-old entertainer spoke about why he likes Trump, and said, “I love Hillary…the campaign ‘I’m with her’…West was wearing a “Make America Great Again” hat and said that it made him feel like Superman... “Trump is on his hero’s journey right now,” Mr. West said. “He might not have thought he’d have a crazy” person “like me,” he said.
Mr. West, for his part, praised the president for stopping “the war” with North Korea (there was none), said Mr. Trump “solved one of the biggest problems” on “Day 1” (North Korea again), spoke of being misdiagnosed with bipolar disorder (it was sleep deprivation), and said that Mr. Trump had given him a “Superman cape” to be a force for good.
“You are tasting a fine wine,” Mr. West said, praising himself. “It has complex notes to it.”
He continued, “Let’s stop worrying about the future all we have is today…Trump is on his hero’s journey right now. He might not have thought he’d have a crazy mother-f***** like [me].”
At one point, Mr. West pulled out his iPhone to show the president a few illustrations of a hydrogen-powered plane that he said could replace Air Force One.
“We’ll get rid of Air Force One,” the president replied. “Can we get rid of Air Force One?”
The President then reportedly said after Kanye‘s speech, “He can speak for me any time he wants. he’s a smart cookie. He gets it.” He also joked that he could be a good presidential candidate to which Kanye responded, "Only after 2024," the rapper clarified.