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WASH­ING­TON (HIN­DUS­TAN TIMES), OCT 12, 2018-Does rap megas­tar Kanye West sup­port Don­ald Trump? He loves him -- and proved it Thurs­day by sud­denly strid­ing from his chair at a sur­real White House meet­ing to hug the pres­i­dent.

“I love this guy right here,” the se­rial Grammy-win­ning artist de­clared in the Oval Of­fice, be­fore tak­ing the pres­i­dent in his arms.

The rap­per had been in­vited to lunch to dis­cuss prison re­form but turned what would or­di­nar­ily have been a staid White House photo-op into pos­si­bly one of the more un­usual -- and pro­fan­ity laden -- en­coun­ters in the Oval Of­fice’s sto­ried his­tory.

Talk­ing loudly and rapidly on ev­ery­thing from Trump’s pro­tec­tion­ist trade po­lices to re­plac­ing Air Force One with a hy­dro­gen plane, black gun crime, be­ing mar­ried to Kim Kar­dashian and “in­fi­nite amounts of uni­verse,” West left the nor­mally lo­qua­cious pres­i­dent nearly speech­less.

“That was quite some­thing,” Trump fi­nally said to laugh­ter from as­ton­ished se­nior aides and jour­nal­ists at the end of the so­lil­o­quy, which West punc­tu­ated with bangs of his fist on the leg­endary Res­o­lute desk, used by pres­i­dents since the 1880s.

“It was from the soul. I just chan­nelled it,” the mu­si­cian said, adding to fur­ther gasps that Trump “might not have ex­pected to have a crazy moth­er­fucker like Kanye West sup­port­ing him.”

Rap­per Kanye West shakes hands with US Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump dur­ing a meet­ing in the Oval Of­fice of the White House in Wash­ing­ton, DC

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