Kanye West has met Donald Trump in the Oval Office wearing a “Make America Great Again” hat – saying it made him feel like “superman”.
The superstar rapper spoke at length in front of dozens of reporters and photographers – and his wide-ranging, off-the-cuff address felt like something of a rant at times.
He revealed that his friends had tried to scare him not to wear the MAGA hat, popularised during the president’s campaign in 2016.
West also proposed that Mr Trump get rid of Air Force One and purchase a hydrogen-powered aeroplane.
Turning to the economy, the rapper said: “We have to bring jobs into America because our best export is entertainment and ideas, but when we make everything in China and not America we are cheating our country.”
After several minutes of silence and listening intently, the president said: “I tell you what that was pretty impressive, folks… that was quite something.”