Kanye West Visits White House for Meeting With President Donald Trump

Kanye, Trump talk Chicago, stop-and-frisk policing, hydrogen-powered Air Force One in Oval Office meeting

President Trump suggested Thursday that Kanye West - who on Thursday delivered a weird, F-bomb-filled rant in the Oval Office - could one day fill his shoes as commander-in-chief.

The two were to sit down for a roasted chicken lunch in the private dining room off the Oval Office, along with Hall of Fame NFL running back Jim Brown, as well as Trump's daughter Ivanka Trump and son-in-law Jared Kushner.

"FEMA has gotten rave reviews", the president said.

Before the meeting, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said the "topics of discussions will include manufacturing resurgence in America, prison reform, how to prevent gang violence, and what can be done to reduce violence in Chicago", which is West's hometown.

During a Thursday appearance on MSNBC, Washington Post reporter Jonathan Capehart ridiculed President Trump's "laughable" embrace of Kanye West as a spokesman for the African-American community.

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Stay tuned for more news on Kanye West's White House visit. To his left was Steeley Dan and the Doobie Brothers" Jeff Baxter (dude with the killer "stache); to his right was John Rich of Big & Rich ("he happened to win the Apprentice, but we won't get into that", Trump said).

A year later, West visited the then president-elect at Trump Tower in NY in December 2016.

West has received a lot of backlash from fans and his fellow celebrities for his support of the president including a recent slew of criticism from several members of "Saturday Night Live" who bashed West after going on a pro-Trump rant at the end of the show earlier this month. Trump previously justified the rally by saying he can not disappoint the people who lined up to see him, and today, he stuck to his position by saying "I had very little heat other than the natural haters, which there are obviously some". The New York Times first reported news of the meeting.

Kanye West and Neil Portnow, the president of the Recording Academy, will both be present during the ceremonial signing of the Music Modernization Act. "When he sees that African-American unemployment is the lowest in history, you know people are watching". Others are fond of the meetup, including Fox News.

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