Trump welcomes Kanye West to the Oval Office

Reporter ridicules Trump’s embrace of Kanye: ‘Laughable’ to treat him as an ambassador from the black community

West has been a longtime support of Trump, describing the president as "my brother" and sometimes donning a "Make America Great Again" hat.

The superstar rapper spoke at length in front of dozens of reporters and photographers - and his wide-ranging, off-the-cuff address felt like something of a rant at times.

Following West's statement, Mr Trump said: "I tell you what that was pretty impressive".

White House spokesman Hogan Gidley said Trump and his guests would discuss potential future clemencies for convicts along with "addressing the massive violent crime surge in Chicago" and efforts to create jobs for African-Americans. "I just channelled it". "The idea that he is some ambassador to the African-American community or from the African-American community to President Trump is laughable".

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A year later, West visited the then president-elect at Trump Tower in NY in December 2016. Others are fond of the meetup, including Fox News.

Other music industry representatives that will attend the signing include Neil Portnow, the Recording Academy CEO, RIAA president Mitch Glazier, and vocal Trump supporter Kid Rock. They've had that vote locked up. So I went in, made the speech.

"Kanye West gets it", Trump said.

"It's very unfair to African-Americans it's very unfair to everybody. That's a very important thing he's done for his legacy". West also says that many people believe that if someone's black, then that person has to be a Democrat.

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