Thursday, 21 February, 2019

In Oval Office Remarks, Kanye West Defends His Backing of Trump

Lifestyle       by Asma Malik | Published Lifestyle by Asma Malik | Published
Stacy Diaz | 12 October, 2018, 12:29

West and Trump, accompanied by a pack of reporters, sat down in the Oval Office on Thursday.

It's official: Kanye West has a awful iPhone passcode. Law enforcement authorities caught him giving orders to associates when they would visit him in jail.

He also criticized the left for their attacks on police officers.

But prior to lunch, West, donning a red "Make America Great Again" baseball cap, launched into a 10-minute-plus monologue in the Oval Office, covering a wide range of topics, including his family situation, Superman, his support for Trump, and being mistakenly diagnosed as having bipolar disorder.

"What I need Saturday Night Live to improve on is, if he don't look good, we don't look good", West said.

So if you ever happen to come across the mobile device of the most controversial rapper around make sure you remember that little round number. "I just channelled it", the musician said.

Later, West gave a charged critique of the media, including SNL, where he voiced his support of Trump in an untelevised rant. "Meanwhile, we have ten to 13 billion dollars worth of damage to the various places in the panhandle in Florida and meanwhile the president is being entertained by Kanye West and other celebrities".

After Mike Meyers, who appeared alongside the rapper, took his turn reading a few more planned lines, West added calmly: "George Bush doesn't care about black people".

It was the first of several off-color remarks Kanye would drop in the Oval Office, including this line: "He might not have expected to have a insane motherfucker like Kanye West run up and support".

"I love Hillary. I love everybody". It's handsome though! But there's times where, you know, it's something about - I love Hillary. But the campaign "I'm With Her" just didn't make me feel, as a guy that didn't get to see my dad all the time... The reason 'Ye made a decision to ditch the "again" is an acknowledgment to the fact that America still needs to put in some work. I didn't rank them in any set order, because how in the world would you even do that?

Talking at speed on everything from Mr Trump's protectionist trade polices to black gun crime and "infinite amounts of universe", West left the normally talkative president nearly speechless with his performance.