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When rapper Kanye West visited with President Donald Trump at the White House Thursday, he had a few things to say.

In an impassioned but sometimes difficult to follow 10-minute speech, West talked about the “male energy” of Trump’s 2016 campaign, the U.S. relationship with North Korea and his belief that he was misdiagnosed with bipolar disorder.

“I tell you what, that was pretty impressive,” Trump said after West had finished speaking. “It was from the soul,” West responded. “I just channeled it.”

The Kanye West live stream above shows the pre-lunch meeting was also attended by former U.S. football player Jim Brown and Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner.

West has been publicly supportive of Trump for several months, giving a similar speech to the audience after a performance on Saturday Night Live that was not aired.

Here are some of the highlights from the full transcript of what Kanye West said at the Trump meeting.

Kanye West on uncertainty surrounding his bipolar diagnosis

Kanye West on the 13th Amendment

Kanye West on male energy

Kanye West on Adidas

Kanye West on Trump

Kanye West on a 68-year-old prisoner whose case he was raising with Trump

Kanye West on his own speech

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