A long-anticipated meeting between President Trump and Kanye West happened at the White House today, as West and NFL Hall-of-Famer Jim Brown visited The President to discuss prison reform, but as tends to happen with Kanye - the conversation traveled to a lot of very different places.
It started with a 10-minute...shall we say "monologue" from Kanye that touched on a number of topics - including praise of Trump's handling of North Korea, West's misdiagnosis with bipolar disorder and his suggestion for a new hydrogen-powered Air Force One.
Kanye's soliloquy was met with admiration from The President, who said simply "That was impressive"
This Trump-Kanye exchange, after Ye talked for 10 straight minutes:— Chris Cillizza (@CillizzaCNN) October 11, 2018
TRUMP: “I tell you what that was pretty impressive. That was quite something.”
KANYE: "It was from the soul. I just channeled it.”
He also went on to say that his MAGA hat made him "Feel like Superman".
Kanye West meets with President Donald Trump to discuss criminal justice reform. West says supporting Trump and wearing a "Make America Great Again" hat made him feel like "Superman" https://t.co/m9ekajUWtD pic.twitter.com/piwzqQsXGa— CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) October 11, 2018
The President was equally complimentary of Kanye, calling him a potential Presidential candidate and a "smart cookie".
Per pooler @agearan, Kanye West while meeting Trump: "We have to release the love through it the country...We don’t have the reparations but we have the 13th Amendment”— Yamiche Alcindor (@Yamiche) October 11, 2018
President Trump: “He can speak for me any time he wants. He’s a smart cookie. He gets it.”
Perhaps the most important development of the day happened when we learned that Kanye's passcode to his phone is the brilliantly devised "000000".
Kanye with the expert 000000 passcode pic.twitter.com/blUMExjfnN— Kenny Ducey (@KennyDucey) October 11, 2018
In the meeting, Kanye went on record with his opinions about gun control...
Kanye West: “The problem is illegal guns, illegal guns is the problem. Not legal guns. We have the right to bear arms.” pic.twitter.com/Mo1TPm6ep0— Fox News (@FoxNews) October 11, 2018
Hillary Clinton's Presidential campaign...
Kanye, in the Oval Office, unwittingly detailing how misogyny played a role in the 2016 election:— Holly Fιɢυeroα O'Reιlly (@AynRandPaulRyan) October 11, 2018
“I love Hillary, but the campaign ‘I’m with her’ just didn’t make me feel — as a guy … it was something about this hat that made me feel like Superman,” pic.twitter.com/T1dGX1G79V
And racial tension between the African-American community and America's police force
The meeting ended with an emotional embrace, and honestly what's sure to be enough memes to last us the next six months.
Kanye runs up to President Trump to give him a hug. pic.twitter.com/2HF8R1qlmc— Vivian Salama (@vmsalama) October 11, 2018