Trump Cancels News Conference, Meets Kanye West (Video)


President-elect Donald Trump met with singer Kanye West Dec. 13, one day after canceling his first post-election press conference (video below).

West and Trump did not answer questions from reporters, but did pose in the lobby of Trump Tower in New York City, notes NBC News.

West said: "I just want to take a picture right now [with Trump]," while Trump stated: "He's a good man. We've been friends for a long time."

Later in the day, West tweeted:

"I wanted to meet with Trump today to discuss multicultural issues."

"These issues included bullying, supporting teachers, modernizing curriculums, and violence in Chicago."

"I feel it is important to have a direct line of communication with our future President if we truly want change."

West, who once said he wanted to run for president in 2020, also tweeted, "2024," in an apparent nod to Trump's re-election in 2020.

The rapper was spotted by Us Weekly in New York City Dec. 12, after being hospitalized in Los Angeles for nine days.

West was taken to the UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles Nov. 21, and ended up canceling most of his Saint Pablo Tour.

Before canceling his tour, West told an audience that he did not vote, but would have voted for Trump.

West's wife, Kim Kardashian, said in September that she was voting for former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, reported Page Six.

An unidentified source told Us Weekly that West has been living at an outpatient facility while Kardashian and their two young children have been living with Kardashian's mother, Kris Jenner.

However, another source told the magazine that West, Kardashian and their kids "are at home."

Yet another unidentified source told Us Weekly that West’s meltdown put a serious strain on the couple's marriage, and that "[Kim] cares about Kanye and feels relieved he’s getting the help he needs, but she’s felt trapped for a while."

Sources: NBC News, Us WeeklyPage Six / Photo credit: CNN/YouTube

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