Kanye de­fends Back­ing truMp

The Sunday Guardian - - The Week -

WASH­ING­TON: Rap­per Kanye West, with a stream of con­scious­ness speech in the Oval Of­fice and a burst of pro­fan­ity, de­fended his sup­port for Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump on Thurs­day, to the great de­light of Trump him­self.

The event was billed as a lunch at the White House to dis­cuss prison re­form, jobs for AfricanAmer­i­cans and Chicago vi­o­lence. Those items were ad­dressed in a pre­lunch meet­ing, but Kanye launched into a speech and Trump let him go on as the cam­eras recorded it all. But in be­tween, Kanye spoke of al­ter­na­tive uni­verses, a new plane that Trump should con­sider as his next Air Force One, his di­ag­no­sis of bipo­lar dis­or­der that he said was ac­tu­ally sleep de­pri­va­tion, and liv­ing in a house­hold dom­i­nated by fe­males given his mar­riage to re­al­ity TV star Kim Kar­dashian West.

Kanye later said his 10-minute speech was “from the soul, I just chan­nelled it.” Trump lapped it all up.

“That was quite some­thing,” said Trump, who was joined in the Oval Of­fice by Hall of Fame NFL run­ning back Jim Brown, who smiled and sat qui­etly through most of event.

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