On Thursday afternoon, President Trump signed the Music Modernization Act (a bill aimed at getting songwriters, publishers, and producers fairer pay) into law, and he did so surrounded by a who's who of his very best rock and country friends.
Capehart said the president was in a hole with black voters, and touting the economy wasn't going to fix it.
West explained to the New York Times in June why he supports Trump, saying there are many more Trump supporters in Hollywood who are just afraid to come forward.More news: Sears may be days away from bankruptcy
White House spokesman Hogan Gidley said Trump and his guests would discuss potential future clemencies for convicts along with "addressing the massive violent crime surge in Chicago" and efforts to create jobs for African-Americans.
"He's a different kind of guy and that's OK with me". But West isn't the only star at the White House Thursday.More news: Jamal Khashoggi: Turkey to search Saudi consulate
"Could very well be", Trump said in the Oval Office when asked if he thought the MAGA-hat wearing rapper could be elected president. Supporters of West's music have described him as a political sellout. "When he sees that African-American unemployment is the lowest in history, you know people are watching".
"There are people in jail for really long terms", Trump said in an interview with Fox News.More news: Dow Jones plunges 800 points as tech stocks tumble