Kanye West says Donald Trump makes him feel like ‘superman’ during Oval Office meeting

Kanye West says Donald Trump makes him feel like ‘superman’ during Oval Office meeting

Friday, October 12, 2018

Kanye West, one of the President’s most high-profile supporters, met with Donald Trump for a lunch in Washington DC on Thursday.

The lunch was set up to discuss criminal justice reform, manufacturing jobs and gang violence in Kanye West’s hometown Chicago.

Wearing a Make America Great Again cap, despite receiving heavy criticism from his fellow celebrities for doing so, West swore, and insisted he had been misdiagnosed as bipolar and was instead sleep deprived.

He referenced Mr Trump as a father figure who made him feel like "Superman", adding: "My dad and my mom separated so there was not a lot of male energy in my home and also I'm married to a family where, you know, there's not a lot of male energy. It's beautiful, though."

West also swore using the word "motherf*****", before showing the room a new idea for a presidential vehicle.

He advocated bringing more manufacturing jobs to the US and mentioned Apple as one of the companies who could help build the vehicle.

 

'I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder'

Kanye West in the Oval Office during meeting with US President Donald Trump

The rapper also ruled out a presidential bid "until 2024", instead voicing his support for Mr Trump.

He said he "loves" the President, before hugging him.

West also said he had been misdiagnosed with bipolar disorder, despite previously revealing he had been treated for the condition and even referencing it on his latest album.

He said: "What I think is we don't need sentences, we need pardons. We need to talk to people. I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder, I was connected with a neuro-psychologist that works with the athletes in the NBA and NFL. He looked at my brain."

The 41-year-old then said he had a "98 percentile IQ test" and that a doctor told him "I wasn't actually bipolar, I had sleep deprivation which can cause dementia 10 to 20 years from now when I wouldn't even remember my son's name".

After West finished speaking, Mr Trump said: "That was quite something."

The meeting was also attended by NFL Hall of Fame player Jim Brown, Mr Trump's daughter and adviser Ivanka and his son-in-law Jared Kushner.

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