Trump meets with rap­per who vows to re­place him as pres­i­dent

The Washington Times Daily - - POLITICS - — David Sherfin­ski

Pres­i­dent-elect Don­ald Trump met Tues­day with hip-hop star Kanye West.

“Just friends. Just friends,” Mr. Trump said as the two men emerged from an el­e­va­tor at Trump Tower. “We’ve been friends for a long time.”

Mr. West said on Twit­ter later in the af­ter­noon that he wanted to meet with Mr. Trump to dis­cuss “mul­ti­cul­tural is­sues” like “bul­ly­ing, sup­port­ing teach­ers, mod­ern­iz­ing cur­ricu­lums, and vi­o­lence in Chicago.”

“I feel it is im­por­tant to have a di­rect line of com­mu­ni­ca­tion with our fu­ture Pres­i­dent if we truly want change,” he tweeted.

In re­sponse to ques­tions ear­lier, Mr. West had said he just wanted to take a pic­ture. The world-fa­mous mu­si­cian has said he would have voted for Mr. Trump this year if he had voted.

Mr. West said at the MTV Video Mu­sic Awards last year that he’s de­cided to run for pres­i­dent in 2020.

“#2024,” he tweeted Tues­day.

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