Kanye West has arrived as promised for his lunch meeting with President Trump at the White House in Washington.
More updates to be announced as details unfold throughout the day.
Updated: 1:57 PM EST
Kenya in the Oval Office, right now pic.twitter.com/rBblM0jFOZ
— Vivian Salama (@vmsalama) October 11, 2018
Updated: 1:59 PM EST
Quoted from Kanye West:
“When I put this hat on, it made me feel like Superman,” Kanye said of his contentious decision to regularly wear Trump’s Make America Great Again hat. He also defended his controversial tweet about abolishing the 13th Amendment, which abolished slavery, arguing the 13th Amendment was “a trapdoor” for African Americans to end up in prison “next to the Unibomber.” He said the fact that most skyscrapers don’t recognize having a thirteenth floor (13 is regarded as unlucky per superstition) is an indicator that the amendment should be removed. “I think the way the universe works is perfect—we don’t have 13 floors, do we?”
Updated: 2:01 PM EST
Earlier in the visit, someone asked if Kanye could be president in the future. Trump replied, “Could very well be,” to which Kanye added, “Only after 2024.” The two also hugged during the visit.