West, who wore a red "Make America great again" hat during the meeting, also said that he "loves Hillary" but that her 2016 slogan, "I'm with her", didn't resonate with him, according to NBC political reporter Josh Lederman.
Asked if West could be a future presidential candidate, Trump said: "Could very well be". "So when I said I'm like Trump to someone that's liberal they'll say, 'Oh, he's racist.' You think racism can control me?"
Trump endorses West for president: Seemingly pleased with the musician's comments, Trump declared, "He can speak for me any time he wants".
During a meeting with President Donald Trump at the White House on Thursday, the Grammy-winning rapper unlocked his iPhone simply using the passcode "000000", apparently to show the president an animated GIF.
"I'll tell you what, that was pretty impressive", Trump said.
"He's been a terrific guy", Trump told reporters of West Tuesday afternoon on the White House South Lawn before departing for Iowa.
He said he "loves" the president, before hugging him.
Greg Gutfeld ripped the media at-large for calling the Trump-West summit "bonkers" and appeared to "dog whistle" that the rapper has mental issues.
Trump said he is willing to "look at it", and said "they have to do something". So it's very important for me to get Hoover out, because in an alternate universe, I am him. "I just channelled it".
"If he don't look good, we don't look good".
West also used the opportunity to applaud Mr Trump's efforts with North Korea and said he liked the country.
President Donald Trump says he's "open-minded" about stop-and-frisk policing.
West said he was diagnosed with bipolar disorder, but then that he was misdiagnosed, and was simply sleep-deprived.
Trump told Fox and Friends Thursday: "He's a different kind of guy and that's OK with me".
Trump and West talked a range of topics including reducing violence in Chicago, which is where the rapper grew up.
West said he had been an underdog his entire career, and that drew him to Trump, a man who many felt could never win the presidency.
"I'm standing in that spot", West replied. His wife, reality TV star Kim Kardashian West, has worked with the White House on criminal justice reform and clemency issues.
West has received a lot of backlash from fans and his fellow celebrities for his support of the president.
On his way out the door, Jenkins reported that West said that he's going to Africa. "It's a good energy", West said.