President Trump has a Thursday lunch date with Kanye West

Kanye, Trump talk Chicago, stop-and-frisk policing, hydrogen-powered Air Force One in Oval Office meeting

President Donald Trump is having lunch Thursday with rapper Kanye West, who he calls a longtime friend.

West also proposed that Mr Trump get rid of Air Force One and purchase a hydrogen-powered aeroplane.

President Trump typically isn't one to be upstaged - but that wasn't the case Thursday when rapper Kanye West launched into a monologue across from him in the Oval Office, leaving even Mr. Trump almost speechless.

Trump also defended West as a "nice guy" and "actually a different kind of person than people think".

The topics for the meeting were reportedly supposed to include "manufacturing resurgence in America, prison reform, how to prevent gang violence and what can be done to reduce violence in Chicago", White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said before the meeting, according to E!

West replied: "It was from the soul".

"He can speak for me anytime he wants", Trump said, gratefully. Supporters of West's music have described him as a political sellout.

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Trump had said that "stop-and-frisk works". "I believe that the systemic racism we still see in this country towards people of color is terrifying, sickening and prevalent", Swift wrote.

West explained to the New York Times in June why he supports Trump, saying there are many more Trump supporters in Hollywood who are just afraid to come forward.

"People try to scare me into not wearing this hat".

However, in front of reporters, West went off on a litany of subjects, including how his "Make America Great Again" hat makes him feel like Superman.

West also had some clarification about his mental health.

The 41-year-old entertainer spoke about why he likes Trump, and said, "I love Hillary...the campaign "I'm with her"....but there was something about when I put this hat on it made me feel like Superman".

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