Donald Trump discusses 'multicultural issues' with Kanye West

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President-elect Donald Trump has met with Kanye West to discuss "multicultural issues", the rapper said.

The pair spoke about "issues including bullying, supporting teachers, modernising curriculums, and violence in Chicago" during a meeting at Trump Tower, West tweeted.

In his first Twitter post for almost two months, he wrote: "I feel it is important to have a direct line of communication with our future president if we truly want change."

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West previously announced his own plan to run for president in 2020, but tweeted "#2024" after the meeting with the president-elect.

The 39-year-old posed for photos in the lobby of Trump Tower with Mr Trump after the meeting, and when asked why he was not speaking replied "I just want to take a picture right now".

Mr Trump said the two were "just friends" and that they discussed "life", describing the musician as a "good man".

West recently spent more than a week in hospital for stress and exhaustion after abruptly cancelling his US concert tour.

Last month, the star, who is married to Kim Kardashian West, said he did not vote in the US elections, but if he had done so, he would have cast his ballot for Mr Trump.