Don Lemon mocks Kanye West for Donald Trump 'minstrel show'

Sergio Cunningham
October 12, 2018

Rapper Kanye West, second left, stands up as he speaks during a meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump in the Oval office of the White House on October 11, 2018 in Washington, DC.

The rapper and new bestie of President Trump traded the button-down shirt and MAGA hat he wore to 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. for casual togs topped by a U.S. Postal Service vest and a purple hat.

At the lunch, "topics of discussions will include manufacturing resurgence in America, prison reform, how to prevent gang violence", White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said.

Don Lemon invited three guests on his show Tuesday night to discuss West's buzzed-about meeting with President Trump.

The lunch portion of the meeting was to include a Caprese salad, roasted chicken, fingerling potatoes and asparagus, according to the White House press office.

"I tell you what, that was pretty impressive", Trump said after West had finished speaking.

"I have a lot of African-American support and a lot has developed over the last little while with Kanye coming out and Jim Brown's been there for a long time", Trump said.

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 almost speechless.

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"I like him a lot", Trump said Thursday in an interview on the TV show Fox and Friends.

West spoke to reporters for almost 10 minutes in the Oval Office.

"I met with Michael Sacks, that's Rahm's right-hand man", West said, referring to Rahm Emanuel, Chicago's mayor.

Taking questions from reporters, the rapper also voiced concern about stop-and-frisk policing.

Kanye also said that he told Trump he was going to create a factory in Chicago called Larry's - a homage to Gangster Disciples leader, Larry Hoover - where he'll hire ex-inmates to make his "Make America Great" hat as well as other items. And he wasn't even the one wearing a Make America Great Again hat.

"I love Hillary, I love everyone, right".

"We've got to open up the whole conversation", West said, before blaming liberals for trying to "control a black person through the concept of racism".

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