Kanye West Will Meet With Kushner At WH Thursday, Have Lunch With Trump

attends the Ralph Lauren fashion show during New York Fashion Week at Bethesda Terrace on September 7, 2018 in New York City.
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 07: Kanye West attends the Ralph Lauren fashion show during New York Fashion Week at Bethesda Terrace on September 7, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Rob Kim/Getty Images)
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October 9, 2018 8:26 am
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Musician Kanye West, who has been increasingly vocal about his support for President Trump, will head to the White House on Thursday to hold a meeting with senior adviser Jared Kushner and have lunch with Trump, The New York Times reported. 

According to people familiar with the matter who spoke to the Times, West plans to talk with Kushner about increasing job opportunities for formerly incarcerated people. While he has the President’s ear over lunch, he will talk with Trump about increasing manufacturing jobs in Chicago, West’s home city. West’s spokesperson confirmed to the Times that the rapper would be at the White House on Thursday.

West has been scrutinized for his support of Trump, especially after his recent performance on “Saturday Night Live,” where he wore a MAGA hat and delivered a speech supporting Trump during the closing credits. After Thursdays meeting, both West and his famous wife Kim Kardashian West will have met with Trump to discuss prison reform.

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