President Trump said Thursday that visiting musician Kanye West "could very well be" a candidate for president.

"Could very well be, could very well be," Trump told reporters in the Oval Office.

Trump said that West, sitting across from him, was a "smart cookie, smart, he gets it."

West said that he would consider running for president "only after 2024."

"That's good, I'm glad to hear that," Trump said.

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West said that he thought, however, that there was too much focus on the future.

"Let's stop worrying about the future. All we really have is today. We just have today," West said.

In wide-ranging remarks, West called the 13th Amendment a "trapdoor" that "you fall [through] and you end up next to the Unabomber."

West said that a "welfare mentality" led him to publicly accuse former President George W. Bush of racism in 2005, and encouraged people to support Trump.

"If he don't look good, we don't look good," West said. "This is our president. He has to be the freshest, the flyest."