President Trump welcomes Kanye West to the Oval Office

President Trump welcomes Kanye West to the Oval Office

President Trump welcomes Kanye West to the Oval Office

"There's a whole lot of people in this country that do give you a lot of credit for everything you've been doing for this country", he said.

On Trump: "Let's stop worrying about the future; all we have is today. It's lovely though." He said that Trump had given him (we assume metaphorically) "a Superman cape" to help do good.

Mr. Trump, speaking to reporters at the signing of the "Save Our Seas Act" addressing ocean debris Wednesday, said he won't fire Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell. "I think it would be cool to have Trump factories", he suggested.

Trump calls West a longtime friend.

"I'm open-minded", Trump said. The president said the session "was just set up to be a lunch of two people I like". News. But it seems like both Trump and West veered more than slightly off-topic.

In a wild, 10-minute soliloquy, West also launched at least one F-bomb in the Oval Office, described his rhetorical style as "fine wine" with "complex notes", and said he had been misdiagnosed with bipolar disorder and was actually sleep deprived which can lead to dementia. "Only after 2024", West added.

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The rapper had been invited to lunch to discuss prison reform but turned what was would ordinarily have been a staid White House photo-op into what must have been one of the most unusual encounters in the Oval Office's storied history. In return, Mr. Trump has lauded the rapper on Twitter, and said he has been helpful with support among African-Americans.

One reporter asked West what he wants to see happen in Chicago.

He showed the president a video on his phone of a plane powered by hydrogen, and suggested that Mr. Trump should fly in it.

Also sitting at the desk was football great Jim Brown. "I love this guy!" he said.

It's a trapdoor!.the four gentlemen who wrote the 13th amendment didn't look like the people they were amending!

West said he was raising the case of a 68-year-old prisoner. He's a smart cookie.

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