Iconic musician and fashion designer Kanye West met with President Donald Trump in the Oval Office Thursday; weighing-in on a series of issues including gun violence, Chicago, and manufacturing jobs in America.
West fiercely defended the Second Amendment during his press conference alongside the President, saying “we have the right to bear arms.”
“The problem is illegal guns. Illegal guns is the problem, not legal guns. We have the right to bear arms,” said West.
Asked about gun violence and debate over the Second Amendment, Kanye West defends legal gun ownership: "The problem is illegal guns. Illegal guns is the problem, not legal guns. We have the right to bear arms." https://t.co/dGg4ltwSTe pic.twitter.com/O5GemshgEl
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West fiercely defended his support for President Trump during their meeting Thursday; saying he is routinely intimidated into withdrawing his support for the Commander-in-Chief.
THE WEST WING: Kanye West, Trump Discuss Prison Reform, Chicago Inside Oval Office
Iconic musician and outspoken Trump-supporter Kanye West had his first official meeting with the President inside the Oval Office Thursday; discussing prison reform, gun violence, manufacturing jobs and more.
West -wearing his coveted ‘Make America Great Again’ cap- spoke with Trump and reporters during the high-energy meeting; saying he’s been routinely intimidated into abandoning his support for the Commander-in-Chief.
“They tried to scare me to not wear this hat,” West said. “When I put this hat on, it made me feel like Superman – my favorite superhero. You made a Superman cape for me.”
In the Oval Office, at the Resolute Desk, Pres Trump, gets a hug from Kanye West, wearing a "Make America Great Again" cap. "I love this guy, right here," said West of the president. "This hat – it gives me power, in a way," said West of his MAGA cap. pic.twitter.com/pHt7iIXBiH
— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) October 11, 2018
“When we make everything in China and not America, we’re cheating on our country,” he added.
“Illegal guns is the problem, not legal guns, we have the right to bear arms,” West said of the Second Amendment.
Read the full story at Fox News.
THE WEST WING: Kanye to Meet with Trump, Kushner at White House Thursday
Iconic musician and pro-Trump rapper Kanye West is scheduled to meet with the President and Jared Kushner this week; focusing on prison reform, manufacturing, and gun violence in Chicago and other cities across the United States.
White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders confirmed the face-to-face meeting Tuesday, saying “Topics of discussions will include manufacturing resurgence in America, prison reform, how to prevent gang violence, and what can be done to reduce violence in Chicago.”
The Commander-in-Chief weighed-in on Chicago’s escalating gun crisis during a trip to Florida just days ago.
“I’ve told them to work with local authorities to try to change the terrible deal the city of Chicago entered into with ACLU, which ties law enforcement’s hands; and to strongly consider stop-and-frisk,” said Trump this week during a speech in Orlando. “It works, and it was meant for problems like Chicago. It was meant for it. Stop-and-frisk.”
The musician and fashion designer doubled-down on his support for President Trump during a recent performance on ‘Saturday Night Live,’ saying “If someone inspires me and I connect with them, I don’t have to believe in all they policies.”
Read the full report at CBS News.