"They tried to scare me, my friends, to not wear this hat, but this hat, it gives me power in a way", West said of the red MAGA hat he wore to the meeting.
At least Trump handled West's bad idea. dare I say, gracefully?
In a Fox television interview Thursday, Trump said that West's support had transformed blacks' view of his presidency. Brown, a civil rights leader, has met Trump previously.
"I was very emotional and I was programmed to think from a victimized mentality".
Kanye West wears MAGA cap as he meets Donald Trump at the White House
His stump speech includes repeated boasts about record low unemployment for African Americans and he is touting the need for reform of the prison system, where blacks are about 38 per cent of inmates, despite being only 13 per cent of the United States population. Stop and frisk not only has proven more harmful than effective at reducing crime; it has been ruled unconstitutional.
Kanye continued, saying "when I put this hat on, it made me feel like Superman ... that's my favorite superhero, and you made a Superman cape for me, also as a guy that looks up to you, looks up to American industry Gods..."
West - rapper, producer designer and now Trump supporter - unleashed a 10-minute rant before Trump and a large group of White House reporters gathered in the room.
"I love this guy right here".
Stop-and-frisk was used extensively in New York City until it was deemed unconstitutional because of its impact on minority residents.
It was unclear why West visited the store. Larry Hoover is a living statue.
Now White House press secretary Sarah Sanders has confirmed the get-together, and shared details about the meeting agenda. There's no word on if Kid Rock, who was also spotted arriving at the White House on Thursday, was around during the conversation. There was a camera crew filming the meetings, according to the sources, who did not know if the crew was filming for an upcoming episode of "Keeping Up with the Kardashians".
Trump says he'd been willing to "look at it", and says, "They have to do something". We're going to make certain categories tougher, when it comes to drug dealing and other things. Trump supports the policy and recently praised it as a solution to gun violence in Chicago. The two discussed multicultural issues, education and violence in Chicago, West tweeted at the time.