Kanye and his 'brother' Donald discuss mental health and 'male energy'

Rapper Kanye West speaks during his visit to the White House
REUTERS  Kevin Lamarque

West spoke to reporters for almost 10 minutes in the Oval Office.

Added West: "If he don't look good, we don't look good". That's when West crossed the room and embraced the sitting POTUS.

"(But) This hat, it gives me power", West said. "It has complex notes to it".

Talking loudly and rapidly on everything from Trump's protectionist trade polices to replacing Air Force One with a hydrogen plane, black gun crime, being married to Kim Kardashian and "infinite amounts of universe", West left the normally loquacious president almost speechless.

President Donald Trump talks to rapper Kanye West, seated right, and others in the Oval Office of the White House. "We'll get rid of Air Force One", Trump responded.

He criticized liberals who are pressuring him to oppose Mr. Trump.

Kanye said that he ended up talking to Trump about prison reform and manufacturing, among other issues. So, there's theories that there's infinite amounts of universe, and there's alternate universe. So, the fathers lose the jobs, and they say, 'We'll give you more money for having more kids in your home, ' and then we got rid of the mental health institutes in the '80s and '90s, and the prison rates just shot up.

In the photo, West is wearing a Man United tracksuit top with the initials "WK" embroidered on one side.

Donald Trump welcomes Kanye West to the Oval Office

"That was quite something", Trump finally said to laughter from astonished senior aides and journalists at the end of the soliloquy, which West punctuated with bangs of his fist on the legendary Resolute desk, used by presidents since the 1880s. "I just channeled it". West shot back, "Only after 2024".

The conversation turned to West discussing the lack of support he received from his Hollywood cohorts with regards to his support of the president. I actually feel bad for him.

The visit was only the latest headline-stealing trip to Washington for the West family.

The musician asked the president to pardon Larry Hoover, founder of a Chicago street gang who's serving six life sentences in federal prison.

Most of her criticism was directed toward the president himself, who hosted the meeting while Hurricane Michael cut through Florida and headed toward Georgia.

West has long appeared to be fascinated with Trump, as well as the possibilities of a presidential platform: In 2015, he seemed to enjoy provoking the public into believing he was interested in a 2020 run. Spectators at the show included Trump's son-in-law and top adviser, Jared Kushner, former National Football League star Jim Brown, the attorney for a gang leader serving time in federal prison, and a gaggle of reporters.

And he dropped an f-bomb in the process, saying that Trump may not have expected "a insane -- like Kanye West" to support him, according to AP reporter Jonathan Lemire.

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