"When I put this hat on, I felt like Superman".
"Let's stop worrying about the future all we have is today", he continued.
"You made a Superman, that's my favourite superhero, you made a Superman cape for me".
"He might not expect to have a insane motherf***r like Kanye West support him", West told those in the Oval Office.
In an impassioned but sometimes hard to follow 10-minute speech, West talked about the "male energy" of Trump's 2016 campaign, the USA relationship with North Korea and his belief that he was misdiagnosed with bipolar disorder.
When asked by a member of the press whether West was looking to run for president, he said that would only happen after Trump had served two terms. "I just channelled it".
But West, launching into a more than 10-minute, profanity-infused soliloquy, talked about being mistakenly diagnosed as bipolar, about his family situation, and about his support for Mr. Trump, among other things.
Aerial photos show the devastation left in the path of Hurricane Michael
It expected the storm to turn due north tonight, then northeastward on Wednesday. "I thought the roof was going to come off". Anxious meteorologists said it had the potential of becoming one of the worst storms in the history of Florida's Panhandle.
West even showed the U.S. president a gif on his phone in apparent support of his pitch.
Joining West, Trump, and Brown at the lunch were Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner, White House advisers and Trump's daughter and son-in-law, respectively.
The president didn't respond to that idea in front of reporters.
"It's harder to govern", Melania Trump said in a clip that aired Thursday on "Good Morning America".
The pre-lunch meeting was also attended by former USA football player Jim Brown and Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner. "He started showing that he actually had power", West said.
Trump said he is willing to "look at it", and said "they have to do something". Supporters of West's music have described him as a political sellout.
President Trump hugged rapper Kanye West.
The rap star also turned to politics as national media cameras were rolling inside of the Oval Office. "So, there's theories that there's infinite amounts of universe, and there's alternate universe".