Jimmy Kimmel on Kanye West's Trump visit: 'We've got insane to cover'

Eloise Marshall
October 13, 2018

"One of the reasons I hope that Trump brings more black people into the conservative fold is because we do want to hear from them, we do want to know what is going on", he said. As CNN's Clay Cane noted, there have been allegations that "Trump is exploiting Kanye West, who has admitted to having mental health issues, by inviting the press to witness his gesticulating and f-bomb throwing in the Oval Office". "Then Trump said, 'Hey, that's the same password I use for the nuclear codes'".

Regarding the 13th Amendment, which West has been criticized for saying should be abolished, he said, "Why would you keep something around that's a trap door?" Trump has had his fair share of insane rants but even he looked a little uncomfortable during Kanye's tirade. Kanye West's meeting with President Trump, he explained, accomplished one great thing for the country: it exposed the leftist media's true colors. You can see the entire project here; the "iPlane" rendering is about two-thirds of the way down the page.

Trump and West were scheduled to have lunch to discuss prison reform.

The conversation began with an exchange on North Korea among Trump, Brown and West. Trump said the region was headed for war before he took over, and West commended him for stopping it. He visited the real estate billionaire in Trump Tower shortly after the unexpected election results, and has been vocal about his love for Trump ever since.

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Klavan particularly zeroed in on CNN hosts Chris Cuomo and Don Lemon for their over-the-top language criticizing West, while also highlighting the rapper's persistence in taking on the Left.

West said he "loved Hillary" Clinton, Trump's 2016 Democratic rival, because he loves everyone, but said he connected with Trump's "male energy".

West himself has suggested he might be open to wading into politics, including a run for president in 2020.

On Trump's support from African Americans: "Blacks really get caught up in the idea of racism over the idea of industry". Let's get a closer look at the picture he pulled up on his phone to show the president.

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