Trump lunches with Kanye West, will talk justice reform

President Trump suggested Thursday that Kanye West - who on Thursday delivered a weird, F-bomb-filled rant in the Oval Office - could one day fill his shoes as commander-in-chief.

Following West's statement, Mr Trump said: "I tell you what that was pretty impressive".

The meeting that will take place at the White House this week between Trump and Ye is said to concern topics of social issues like prison reform, employment in the manufacturing industry and gang violence.

"He's a different kind of guy and that's OK with me". The rapper's wife, reality star Kim Kardashian, visited the White House in May.

"Well if he doesn't then he gets overruled by me, because I make the decisions, he doesn't", Trump said.

A year later, West visited the then president-elect at Trump Tower in NY in December 2016.

"Could very well be", Trump said in the Oval Office when asked if he thought the MAGA-hat wearing rapper could be elected president.

"Let's stop worrying about the future all we have is today ..." The New York Times first reported news of the meeting. Fox News also stuck with its usual nighttime lineup on Tuesday night, even as Trump gave shout-outs to the hosts during his unaired speech in Council Bluffs, Iowa - even C-SPAN cut away for other news.

West said he had been an underdog his entire career, and that drew him to Trump, a man who many felt could never win the presidency.

"It's very unfair to African-Americans it's very unfair to everybody".