West's social media pages show him in a red "Make America Great Again" hat, and he has said he wishes to facilitate conversations between the president and opponents like National Football League free agent Colin Kaepernick.
When asked if West could be a future president, Donald Trump said he could well be. "You make a Superman cape for me", he gushed at Trump, who was sitting with his desk between him and Kanye, and seemed happier for it.
On "male energy": "My dad and my mom separated so there was not a lot of male energy in my home and also I'm married to a family where, you know, there's not a lot of male energy".
Rapper Kanye West, left, shows a picture of a plane on a phone to U.S. President Donald Trump during a meeting in the Oval office of the White House on October 11, 2018 in Washington, DC.
"I'll tell you what, that was pretty impressive", Trump said.
"That was quite something", Mr Trump said at the end of West's freewheeling soliloquy.
He said he "loves" the president, before hugging him.
Trump moved on to the topic West was ostensibly there to discuss.
Trump's daughter Ivanka Trump and son-in-law and adviser, Jared Kushner, also attended the lunch. The rapper's statement lasted almost 10 minutes before the president chimed in to compliment West on his honesty. "I just channeled it".
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He's a smart cookie. "Only after 2024", West added. " I love this guy ", Kanye declared in the Oval Office. West said that he brought a newly designed hat that simply stated: "Make America Great".
"What I need Saturday Night Live to improve on, or what I need the liberals to improve on, is if he don't look good, we don't look good".
"There are people in jail for really long terms", Trump said in an interview with Fox News.
Trump said they'd discuss the matter and he'd keep an open mind.
Williams said the Oval Office should be "treated with respect", appearing to nod to the fact that West used an expletive while praising Trump. "This is the most repulsive, disgraceful, Embarrassing act of desperation & auctioning off of one's soul to gain power I've ever seen".
West's wife, Kim Kardhashian, has worked with Trump and the White House on prison reform and pardon issues.
"I love Hillary. I love everyone, right?"
He's also locked in an ugly dispute with several black NFL football players who have knelt down during the playing of the USA national anthem to protest racial inequality.
"Oh, it is good energy", he replied.