Kanye West met with President Donald Trump and administration officials Thursday at the Oval Office to discuss a variety of topics.
West commented on the 2016 Trump campaign and explained why it had such a huge impact on him.
“This hat, it gives me power in a way,” West said. “My dad and my mom separated, so I didn’t have a lot of male energy in my home. And also, I’m married to a family that, you know, not a lot of male energy going on, but it’s beautiful, though.”
West has faced criticism about his support of Trump but has stayed strong, recently speaking out on “Saturday Night Live.”
“I love Hillary, I love everyone, right?” West continued. “But the campaign ‘I’m with her’ just didn’t make me feel — as a guy that didn’t get to see my dad all the time — like a guy that could play catch with his son. It was something about when I put this hat on, it made me feel like Superman.”
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West also compared his success with Adidas to what Trump hopes to do with the city of Chicago.
“I said you have to bring manufacturing onshore … into the core, it’s not about the borders, the core of Adidas, and Chicago is the core of middle America,” West said. “We have to make middle America strong.”
West spoke about many issues, including gun control, Chicago crime, and liberal bias. Overall, West encouraged people with differing opinions to work together.
“Let’s stop worrying about the future, all we have is today,” West said. “Trump is on his hero’s journey right now. He might not have thought he’d have a crazy motherf**ker like me [supporting him].”