President Donald Trump listened. That is the statement celebrity Kanye West made following his meeting with the man himself following the 2016 election. The man we call president did not blow off the issues or West when he said his peace.
Press Secretary Sarah Sanders confirmed West’s meeting in a statement to Fox News.
“Kanye West is coming to the White House to have lunch with President Trump and he will also meet with Jared Kushner,” Sanders said. “Topics of discussions will include manufacturing resurgence in America, prison reform, how to prevent gang violence, and what can be done to reduce violence in Chicago.”
West, a Chicago native, reportedly also wants to address job opportunities for former convicts.
All of those topics have been glossed over for decades by both parties, not just the Democrats who have been in control of Chicago for over a century. Jared Kushner being a part of the conversation is very interesting as Kushner seems to be at the center of almost every Trump achievement so far.
This meeting comes on the heels of Kanye’s Saturday Night Live performance that was mangled by NBC.
The 41-year-old rapper, who announced on Twitter last week he’s changing his name to Ye, delivered an impromptu speech supporting President Trump at the end of his “Saturday Night Live” performance last week. In the speech, which did not make it on the show, West again pledged to run for president in 2020 and called for a “dialogue, not a diatribe” in order to have events change in the future.
“There’s so many times I talk to a white person and [they] say, ‘How could you like Trump, he’s racist?’ Well, if I was concerned about racism I would’ve moved out of America a long time ago,” West said while wearing a “Make America Great Again” hat.