Prison reform, Chicago violence on menu for Kanye-Trump White House lunch

Lawrence Kim
October 11, 2018

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.

"They tried to scare me to not wear this hat", West said, referring to the "Make America Great Again" hat that he wore to the meeting. "I just channeled it", West responded. In addition, deputy press secretary Hogan Gidley said the conversation will be centered on Trump's work to benefit all Americans, including urban revitalization, the creation of Opportunity Zones, new workforce training programs, employment, the creation of manufacturing jobs, potential future clemencies, massive violent crime surge in Chicago and ideas from meetings with African-American pastors.

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

Addressing Mr Trump, he added: "There was something about when I put this hat on it made me feel like Superman".

Kanye West and Neil Portnow, the president of the Recording Academy, will both be present during the ceremonial signing of the Music Modernization Act. Fox News also stuck with its usual nighttime lineup on Tuesday night, even as Trump gave shout-outs to the hosts during his unaired speech in Council Bluffs, Iowa - even C-SPAN cut away for other news. He claimed the two shared "dragon energy". "But they told me, and I liked him, and I'm not scared to say what I like".

"Kanye West gets it", Trump said. It would have been very unfair, I don't think really the heat was very hot.

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