6 extremely surreal moments from Kanye West's meeting with President Trump

President-elect Donald Trump and Kanye West pose for

President-elect Donald Trump and Kanye West pose for

Talking at speed on everything from Trump's protectionist trade polices to black gun crime and "infinite amounts of universe", West left the normally talkative president nearly speechless with his performance.

West dominated the conversation with a series of monologues that touched on social policy, mental health, endorsement deals and his support for the president.

"Let's stop worrying about the future, all we have is today", West said, commenting on his own presidential ambitions. West also says that many people believe that if someone's black, then that person has to be a Democrat. You know they tried to scare me to not wear this hat.

West's first visit to Mr Trump was at his eponymous Manhattan skyscraper in 2016, a month after he won the election, but this was the rapper's first trip to the White House. He has to be the freshest, the flyest, the flyest planes, the best factories.

Kanye said the red MAGA baseball cap "made me feel like Superman", before telling Mr Trump: "You made a Superman cape for me".

West also said the President is on a "hero's journey". He also hopes to discuss with Mr. Trump how to increase the number of manufacturing jobs in the Chicago area, where Mr. Trump said he was open to other ideas.

"He said that I actually wasn't bipolar, I had sleep deprivation, which could cause dementia 10 to 20 years from now where I wouldn't even remember my son's name", he said.

"That was quite something", Trump said at the end West freewheeling soliloquy. "That's from the heart".

West explained to the New York Times in June why he supports Trump, saying there are many more Trump supporters in Hollywood who are just afraid to come forward.

Trump is notoriously unpopular with black Americans and has been accused of being racist. So, I think it's the bravery that helps you beat this game called life.

When a reporter asked about gun control, Mr. West said, "The problem is illegal guns, not legal guns".

Then, instead of apologising for the expletive being broadcast on daytime TV, he added: "Put the beep on it, however you want to do it, five seconds delay".

However earlier this week, Mr Trump called on Chicago to adopt the strategy, in which large numbers of people are temporarily detained, questioned and sometimes searched for drugs and weapons.

Fox News notes that "Ray J is a musician who is more known for his role in an infamous 2003 sex tape with West's wife, Kim Kardashian, that was made long before West and Kardashian began their relationship". Also attending is former National Football League great Jim Brown, a civil rights leader who has met with Trump previously, and Jared Kushner.

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