The number one thing he wanted to discuss with Trump, he said, is "stop and frisk" law enforcement practices that allow police to stop and search people on the street. Instead, the company has suggested in the past that users select passcodes with unique significance only they may know.
The 10-minute rambling address saw West variously discuss his bipolar condition while complaining he was pressured to stop wearing his red "Make America Great Again" hat. The rapper was originally invited to lunch with the president, former National Football League star Jim Brown and Jared Kushner to discuss prison reform, manufacturing, and gang violence.
"That was quite something", Trump added.
In a almost 10-minute-long speech in the Oval Office, West said he was pressured not to wear his red "Make America Great Again" hat, and said he has felt pressure to be a Democrat because he is black.
Previously, Kanye's reality TV star wife Kim Kardashian has visited the White House to press, successfully, for Trump to grant clemency to Alice Johnson, a woman who was sentenced to life in prison for nonviolent drug crimes. Trump has publicly criticized Kaepernick and other NFL players for anthem protests and called for the league to impose stiff penalties on them.
Asked about his comments in 2005 that President George W. Bush didn't "care about black people" after Hurricane Katrina, West said that "We need to care about all people" and that he "was programed to think in a victimized mentality".
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Dickerson also asked Collins if she was anxious about women's fears they wouldn't be believed if they did report. She then seemed to walk it back, saying she was "not making any announcements".
In an impassioned but sometimes hard to follow 10-minute speech, West talked about the "male energy" of Trump's 2016 campaign, the US relationship with North Korea and his belief that he was misdiagnosed with bipolar disorder.
Trump said West "could very well be" future presidential material, to which the rapper said he would not want to get in the way of the Republican's 2020 reelection. "This is our president, he has to be the freshest, the flyest." he said, standing and pointing to Trump at one point.
He said he "loves" the president, before hugging him.
Recording Academy President Neil Portnow and Recording Industry Association of America President Mitch Glazier, among other music industry figures, will also join Yeezy at the signing, scheduled for 11:45 am EST. Trump, apparently impressed, responded, "We'll get rid of Air Force 1".
He advocated bringing more manufacturing jobs to the USA and mentioned Apple as one of the companies who could help build the vehicle.