"Trump is on his hero's journey right now", West said.
And he dropped an f-bomb in the process, saying that Trump may not have expected "a insane -- like Kanye West" to support him, according to AP reporter Jonathan Lemire.
The President then reportedly said after Kanye's speech, "He can speak for me any time he wants. he's a smart cookie".
According to the Washington Post's Felicia Sonmez, quoting from another Post reporter, West referred to his own comments as "a fine wine" and also, brace yourself, said he'd be open to running for president "after 2024".
He went on to show Mr Trump a picture of a "hydrogen-powered airplane" saved on his mobile phone, insisting: "This is what our President should be flying in". "He gets it", before adding he "could very well be" a future presidential candidate". From a misdiagnosis. So we can empower the pharmaceuticals and make more money.
Just as he did during his recent appearance on the sketch program, the Chicago native sported "Make America Great Again" hat while noting, "they tried to scare me to not wear this hat".
"I'm standing in that spot", West replied.
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West was joined in the Oval Office by legendary football player and activist Jim Brown.
As expected, he made sure to gush over Trump, defended his right to be conservative despite his race and yelled at reporters that Trump is not racist and saying that 'I love this guy, ' before standing up to give the president a big hug.
"He said that I actually wasn't bipolar, I had sleep deprivation, which could cause dementia 10 to 20 years from now where I wouldn't even remember my son's name", he said.
Kanye told Trump that, "as a guy", he looks up to him and to "American industry guys, non political, no bullshit...goes in and gets it done". But prior to lunch, West, donning a red "Make America Great Again" baseball cap, launched into a 10-minute-plus monologue in the Oval Office, covering a wide range of topics, including his family situation, Superman, his support for Trump, and being mistakenly diagnosed as having bipolar disorder.
West also brushed aside the fight for tougher gun laws. "So when I said, "I like Trump" to [a] liberal, they'll say, 'Oh, but he's racist.' You think racism can control me?"
Previously, Kanye's reality TV star wife Kim Kardashian has visited the White House to press, successfully, for Trump to grant clemency to Alice Johnson, a woman who was sentenced to life in prison for nonviolent drug crimes.