Kanye West lunching with Trump today; Chicago crime on the menu

  • Kanye West lunching with Trump today; Chicago crime on the menu

Kanye West lunching with Trump today; Chicago crime on the menu

"That was quite something".

"Trump is on his hero's journey", West said.

West and Trump were set to discuss a range of issues during his White House visit - including manufacturing, prison reform, preventing gang crime and reducing violence in Chicago, where the A-lister grew up. Trump has publicly criticized Kaepernick and other NFL players for anthem protests and called for the league to impose stiff penalties on them. "I think it would be cool to have Trump factories", he suggested.

West responded: "It was from the soul".

West, who received harsh criticism for suggesting slavery was a "choice, " told Trump that "we have to release the love [throughout] the country. we don't have the reparations but we have the 13th Amendment".

He made the comment as he met with rapper and producer Kanye West at the White House. But West said many people told him the most important thing is to make sure to curb any stop-and-frisk policies.

"I'm standing in this spot, I love this guy!".

During the 10-minute rambling address, West dropped the "f-bomb" and complained he had been pressured to stop wearing his red "Make America Great Again" hat.

"It's harder to govern", Melania Trump said in a clip that aired Thursday on "Good Morning America".

Rapper Kanye West showed a picture of a plane on a phone to President Trump. "It is making a big difference!"

In June, Trump commuted the life sentence of a woman for a first-time drug offense whose cause was taken up by celebrity Kanye West's wife, Kim Kardashian West. Alice Marie Johnson, a 63-year-old from Tennessee, had served more than 20 years in prison on drug conspiracy and money laundering charges.

"There are people in jail for really long terms", Trump said in an interview with Fox News. "I'm president.' I didn't know people in Washington".

The rap star also turned to politics as national media cameras were rolling inside of the Oval Office. And what a great spokesman she is for that situation.

On the menu for Thursday's lunch is caprese salad with balsamic glaze, roasted chicken with fingerling potatoes, and sautéed asparagus.