When West ran out of steam, The president concluded, "He can speak for me any time he wants".
West has received ample criticism from his fans for supporting a president who has become a fixture in highly critical lyrics, public comments, and diss tracks from other rappers such as Eminem, YG, G-Eazy, and the late Mac Miller.
The 10-minute rambling address saw West variously discuss his bipolar condition while complaining he was pressured to stop wearing his red "Make America Great Again" hat.
West was at the White House to talk to Trump and his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, about prison reform, gang violence and manufacturing. "You make a Superman cape for me", he gushed at Trump, who was sitting with his desk between him and Kanye, and seemed happier for it. "That was quite something".
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.
Fox News notes that "Ray J is a musician who is more known for his role in an infamous 2003 sex tape with West's wife, Kim Kardashian, that was made long before West and Kardashian began their relationship". "There was something about when I put this hat on, it made me feel like Superman", he shared. You know, my dad and my mom separated, so I didn't have a lot of male energy in my home.
When his monologue was finally finished, it was Trump's turn to say something.
"We don't need sentences, we need pardons", he said. "But they told me, and I liked him, and I'm not scared to say what I like".
Trump said West is "a smart cookie".
Kanye came to the White House clearly with a lot on his mind, chiefly his support for the president.
The rapper said the president's critics fail to recognize Mr. Trump's "bravery." Mr.
He said "I think that with blacks, and African Americans, we really get caught up in the idea of racism over the idea of industry". After the spectacle, they had a lunch of roasted chicken, fingerling potatoes, and sautéed asparagus.
The politician and attorney continued, "Just the other day, [West] was talking about STEM programs and how we needed to have more STEM programs and had to turn around and ask his colleague, what did STEM mean?"