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"That's from the heart": Trump on Kanye's Oval Office monologue

Kanye West discussed gun violence and racism in America at length in a roller coaster, 25-minute appearance in the Oval Office during a meeting with President Trump and former NFL running back Jim Brown, stating that Trump is on a "hero's journey" before ending things with a hug.

The details: West — at the White House to discuss prison reform, a cause championed by his wife, Kim Kardashian — explained his support for Trump, telling him that his "Make America Great Again" hat makes him "feel like Superman." Trump called Kanye's comments "really nice" and "from the heart" and praised both him and Brown as "special people."

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