Top celebrity endorsers for sports apparel rivals Nike and Adidas found themselves on opposite ends of the political spectrum on Thursday, as Adidas endorser Kanye West met with President Trump at the White House even as Nike endorser Colin Kaepernick remains the face of player protests in the NFL. After a quick lunch, Trump and Kanye will probably sit down to hash out West's 2024 campaign strategy, because that's where all this is really headed, isn't it?
Trump responded, "Not solved yet, but I think we're ... well on our way.
There was something, when I put this hat on, it made me feel like Superman", West said. He also hopes to discuss with Mr. Trump how to increase the number of manufacturing jobs in the Chicago area, where Mr. In return, Mr. Trump has lauded the rapper on Twitter, and said he has been helpful with support among African-Americans. "It was meant for problems like Chicago".
West even showed the United States president a gif on his phone in apparent support of his pitch.
"He can speak for me anytime he wants", Trump said, gratefully. "If we could do it a different way, Kanye, I'm totally open".
West argued that Trump deserved more respect, saying: "if he don't look good, we don't look good". "They [Chicago residents] respect this guy".
"Could very well be", Trump said. "The numbers of people being shot and killed, it's not for this country". "Not legal guns. We have the right to bear arms".
President Donald Trump hosted Kanye West at the Oval Office today, and...it might have been even more freaky than you expected.
He said he would overrule his attorney general, Jeff Sessions, who has balked at efforts to reduce sentences served by convicts and is unlikely to support new ones. "He started showing that he actually had power", West said.
"I tell you what, that was pretty impressive", said the president in response to West's outpouring.
The hip-hop artist has been harshly criticized by many blacks on the left for working with Mr. Trump.
"I'd like to find a lot of people like Alice Johnson. That won't stop me".
He also described West as a "smart cookie".
West is married to reality television star Kim Kardashian West, who pushed Mr Trump to grant a pardon for a drug offender this year. Also attending is former National Football League great Jim Brown, a civil rights leader who has met with Trump previously. West said, before giving him a huge hug.
Kanye has drawn fire from other celebrities for his support of Trump, the former reality TV star now looking ahead to congressional elections on November 6 and his own re-election campaign in 2020.