Kanye shares big ideas with Trump at White House

West delivered an impassioned speech on American industry and transport, even pitching a high-tech plane to Apple.

WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 11: (AFP OUT) (EDITORS NOTE: Retransmission with alternate crop.) U.S. President Donald Trump hugs rapper Kanye West during a meeting in the Oval office of the White House on October 11, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Oliver Contreras - Pool/Getty Images)
  • West met with the President to discuss urban revitalization, stop-and-frisk policies, and crime in Chicago, among other topics.
  • West praised Trump for his work in office so far, and pleaded for the rest of the country to support its leader.
  • West's support of Trump has long been a source of controversy among his fans and fellow artists.
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Kanye West’s 13th Amendment outburst was baffling, but worth considering

Kayne West's tweet that the United States should amend the 13th Amendment brought renewed attention to a flaw in its language.

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  • On Sunday, rapper Kanye West tweeted that we should abolish the 13th Amendment, later backtracking that he meant "amend."
  • The 13th Amendment abolished slavery in the United States, but its punishment clause allowed an exception for convicted inmates.
  • The punishment clause isn't the exception but the rule, one that many argue continues America's slavery tradition to this day.
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