Rapper Kanye West praised President Trump during his visit to the White House on Thursday and said he felt he gained superpowers when he put on a red "Make America Great Again" hat that Trump made famous during his campaign.
“There was something about when I put this hat on; it made me feel like Superman,” West said. “You made a Superman. That’s my favorite superhero. You made a Superman cape for me.”
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West’s comments were part of a soliloquy he delivered in the Oval Office that covered a wide range of topics, including mental health and the prison system.
Trump and West, along with Jared Kushner, Ivanka Trump and former NFL star Jim Brown, met for a working lunch Thursday. The White House said the group was slated to discuss Trump’s work on potential future clemencies, violent crime in Chicago, black unemployment, and manufacturing, among others.
Surrounded by reporters in the Oval Office and donning his "Make America Great Again" hat, West said the garment "gives me power in a way."
“You know, my dad and my mom separated so I didn’t have a lot of male energy in my home and also I’m married to a family that, you know, not a lot of male energy going on. It’s beautiful though,” West said. “But there’s times where, there’s something about, I love Hillary, I love everyone, right? But the campaign ‘I’m with her’ just didn’t make me feel as a guy that didn’t get to see my dad all the time, like a guy that could play catch with his son.”
West went on to call Trump the “freshest, the flyest.”
Trump said last year he and West have been “friends for a long time” and on Thursday, he called the famed rapper a “smart cookie.”
“He can speak for me any time he wants,” the president said.
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