On Thursday afternoon, President Trump signed the Music Modernization Act (a bill aimed at getting songwriters, publishers, and producers fairer pay) into law, and he did so surrounded by a who's who of his very best rock and country friends.
After several minutes of silence and listening intently, the president said: "I tell you what that was pretty impressive, folks. that was quite something".
West then launched into his startling monologue.
Trump also defended West as a "nice guy" and "actually a different kind of person than people think".
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"The discussion will be centered on President Trump's historic work to benefit all Americans such as urban revitalization, the creation of Opportunity Zones, new workforce training programs, record highs in African American employment, the creation of manufacturing jobs, ideas from his meeting with African American pastors, potential future clemencies, and addressing the massive violent crime surge in Chicago". Asked if he would consider campaigning with the rapper, Trump said, "I could see it".
West has been a longtime support of Trump, describing the president as "my brother" and sometimes donning a "Make America Great Again" hat.
"There are people in jail for really long terms", Trump said in an interview with Fox News. "When he sees that African-American unemployment is the lowest in history, you know people are watching".
Trump also returned the accolades tweeting in April, "Kanye West has performed a great service to the Black Community - Big things are happening and eyes are being opened for the first time in Decades - Legacy stuff".