According to the Times, Hoover worked as political organizer while serving in prison, creating an organization that worked toward education reform and keeping health clinics open in the poor neighborhoods.
"He gets it", adding that West "could very well be" a future presidential candidate.
"I love everyone, but the campaign "I'm with her" just didn't make me feel - as a guy ... it was something about this hat that made me feel like Superman", he said. He loves him - and proved it Thursday by striding from his chair at a surreal White House meeting to hug the president.
At one point West unlocked his phone, apparently using the password 0000, and said he had been misdiagnosed with bipolar disorder, and was instead sleep deprived. The rapper's statement lasted almost 10 minutes before the president chimed in to compliment West on his honesty. We'd go into further detail about the things he said but I think we can all agree that the guy hasn't got a clue what he's saying. "That was quite something".
"He's a different kind of guy and that's OK with me".
In a conversation that lasted almost an hour, Trump ricocheted from one topic to the next, commenting on everything from Hurricane Michael to the infamous anonymous New York Times op-ed to Bob Woodward's new book.
One user sarcastically noted how Kanye, Mr Yeezus' was too airtight to crack - you know, that Fort Knox maximum security.
The rapper joined President Donald Trump in the Oval Office on Thursday, and in front of the press pool launched into a almost 30-minute diatribe about racism, employment and the benefits of mediation.
"You made a Superman cape for me", he told Trump.
A year later, West visited the then president-elect at Trump Tower in NY in December 2016.
Glenn Greenwald and others with no stake in Trump were also unimpressed at this outburst of insensitivity among the professed tolerance, regardless of whether they believe Yeezus to be an authority on United States politics. He said the bombastic pair discussed "life".
At the lunch, "topics of discussions will include manufacturing resurgence in America, prison reform, how to prevent gang violence", White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said.
West has received a lot of backlash from fans and his fellow celebrities for his support of the president.
Mr Trump recently tweeted praise for West, who closed a "Saturday Night Live" show wearing a "Make America Great Again" hat and delivering an unscripted pro-Trump message after the credits rolled. Exactly, cause "we ain't have no one that taught us".
Kanye West met the POTUS at The White House Thursday, and revealed why he fully supports the Republican Party.
"There were people who said Trump would never win", West said in the interview.
Ahead of a private lunch, Mr Trump and West spoke with reporters as they sat across from each other at the Resolute desk. We are both dragon energy.
So, I had the balls, because I have enough balls to put on this hat.
"I tell you what, that was pretty impressive", the president said.
Trump returned the love at a campaign-style rally in MI in April.
West said he wanted to "abolish the trap door called the 13th Amendment", because, he said, when the amendment was written it was illegal for blacks to read. Or African Americans to read. "That's a very important thing he's done for his legacy".