“Could very well be,” Trump said when asked if he thought West was presidential material.
“Only after 2024,” Yeezy responded.
West earlier launched into his soliloquy, in which he touched on his decision to wear the MAGA hat on the set of “Saturday Night Live,” his bi-polar diagnosis and being part of the extended Kardashian family, among other topics.
“Let’s stop worrying about the future, all we have is today … Trump is on his hero’s journey right now. He might not have thought he’d have a crazy motherf–ker like me” in the White House, he said.
Earlier, Beach Boy Mike Love, B-lister Kid Rock, ex-NFL great Jim Brown and Sam Moore of the legendary duo San and Dave were all on hand at the White House as Trump signed the Music Modernization Act, which among other things makes it easier for artists to get paid when their music streams online.
But West — Trump’s guest for a working lunch — stole the show, leaving even the usually loquacious president at a loss for words.
West talked about how life is a struggle, and people need to be brave to survive.
“I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder and connected with a neuropsychologist that works with the athletes and the NBA and the NFL. He looked at my brain,” he disclosed.
“He said that I actually wasn’t bipolar. I had sleep deprivation that can cause dementia 10 to 20 years from now where I wouldn’t remember my son’s name. All this power I got and I’m taking my son to the Sox game and all of that, I wouldn’t be able to remember his name from the misdiagnosis,” he said.
At another point, he was asked about accusations that Trump was a racist.
“As black people we have to take responsibility for what we’re doing. We kill each other more than police officers,” West said.
Trump sat stoically during West’s performance, breaking his silence when it was winding down.
“I tell you what that was pretty impressive. That was quite something,” Trump said.
“It was from the soul. I just channeled it, you are tasting a fine wine. It has complex notes to it,” West replied.
“He can speak for me any time he wants. He’s a smart cookie. He gets it,” the president observed.
Trump’s meeting with West focused on urban revitalization, 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, the White House said in a statement.