Kanye gives Trump some soul

Mercury (Hobart) - - WORLD -

RAP su­per­star Kanye West isn’t afraid of show­ing how much he loves Don­ald Trump and proved it in dra­matic fash­ion yes­ter­day, leap­ing from his seat at the White House to hug the Pres­i­dent.

“I love this guy,” West de­clared in the Oval Of­fice.

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 what must have been one of the most un­usual en­coun­ters in the Oval Of­fice’s his­tory.

Talk­ing at speed on ev­ery­thing from Mr Trump’s pro­tec­tion­ist trade poli­cies to black gun crime and “in­fi­nite amounts of uni­verse,” West left the nor­mally talk­a­tive pres­i­dent al­most speech­less.

“That was quite some­thing,” Mr Trump said at the end of West’s mono­logue.

“It was from the soul. I just chan­nelled it,” the mu­si­cian said, adding – to gasps from on­look­ing pres­i­den­tial staff – that Mr Trump “might not have ex­pected to have a crazy moth­erf...er like Kanye West sup­port­ing him”.

West said a lack of “male en­ergy” in the US and in the 2016 Hil­lary Clin­ton cam­paign caused him to sup­port Trump for Pres­i­dent.

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