Don Lemon Trashes Kanye West's 'Embarrassing...Minstrel Show'

On Thursday, he talked the president's ear off for 10 minutes inside the Oval Office, unleashing another one of his signature rambling rants that we've previously seen on "TMZ Live" and "Jimmy Kimmel Live!"

According to the Atlanta rapper, Kanye West is auctioning off his soul to Donald Trump to gain power.

The event was billed as a lunch at the White House to discuss prison reform, jobs for African-Americans and Chicago violence.

The Grand Hustle rapper revealed that Kanye asked him to accompany him to the meeting at the White House with Trump, Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump, and he turned him down.

After jokingly pretending to walk off the set when Jones mentions Kanye's name, Chappelle says, "First of all, you know, Kanye's an artist, man".

"Not only was this a insane conversation for this White House, this was the kind of conversation that would typically held between people wearing hospital bracelets", he said.

The rapper has come under intense criticism from his fellow celebrities for wearing the cap and his support of the Trump administration. "You made a Superman cape for me", he said.

"I love this guy right here", West said, walking behind the desk to hug the seated president, who said: "That's really nice".

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Trump, for his part, said West was "a smart cookie" and could "very well be" a future presidential candidate.

"People expect that if you're black you have to be Democrat", he said.

West credited Mr Trump with preventing a war with North Korea and encouraged him to swap his usual Air Force One for a hydrogen-powered plane.

Trump said he is willing to "look at it", and said "they have to do something".

"And he's not inconsistent with what he's saying", Chapelle said, citing a comment West made in 2013 about reappropriating the Confederate flag and linking that to West wearing a Trump "Make America Great Again" hat. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall.

She secured a pardon for a great-grandmother who had been serving a life sentence for drugs offences. Apparently, when West was done speaking, Trump said, "That was pretty impressive".

"We had the opportunity to meet with the President of the United States which everybody doesn't have that privilege".

  • Michelle Webb