The Republican president has advocated prison reform and said he was open to changes in sentencing guidelines, an issue that divides the Republican Party between "law and order" hardliners and moderates.
Capehart also indicated that the president's rhetoric had poisoned whatever good employment news he had to offer. But West isn't the only star at the White House Thursday.
The White House has said they will talk about manufacturing, prison reform, preventing gang violence and reducing violence in Chicago, where West grew up.More news: Even scientists are shocked by the latest United Nations report on climate change
"Well if he doesn't then he gets overruled by me, because I make the decisions, he doesn't", Trump said.
In a almost 10-minute long speech in the Oval Office, West says he was pressured not to wear his red "Make America Great Again".
"It's very unfair to African-Americans it's very unfair to everybody". Trump previously justified the rally by saying he can not disappoint the people who lined up to see him, and today, he stuck to his position by saying "I had very little heat other than the natural haters, which there are obviously some". Fox News also stuck with its usual nighttime lineup on Tuesday night, even as Trump gave shout-outs to the hosts during his unaired speech in Council Bluffs, Iowa - even C-SPAN cut away for other news.