WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Performer and Trump supporter Kanye West recently consulted with White House advisor and the president’s son-in-law Jared Kushner, a source acquainted with the conference said on Wednesday as the performer pursues his efforts to appear on the governmental tally this November.
The New York Times, which initially reported the conference, stated it occurred in Colorado last weekend and also included President Donald Trump’s child Ivanka, Kushner’s partner and another top White House adviser.
West appeared to validate the meeting in a tweet late Tuesday night, saying they went over a book on empowering Black Americans, and he provided to do a live interview with the Times.
Representatives for West might likewise not be right away reached.
A rapper and clothier, West revealed his last-minute presidential campaign last month, followed by a series of rambling public remarks that have actually raised concerns about his intents and his psychological health.
West has been open about his battle with bi-polar disorder, and his other half, Kim Kardashian has actually asked the general public and media to grant him compassion.
West’s appearance as an independent on the ballot could possibly interfere with the race in between Trump, a Republican politician who is looking for re-election, and former Democratic Vice President Joe Biden if he had the ability to amass any votes in U.S. states where the contest is close.
The Washington Post last week reported that West’s campaign has actually so far filed petitions to appear on the governmental election ballot in 10 U.S. states which Republican operatives, consisting of some with ties to Trump, were included in efforts to support his candidacy in a minimum of five of them, including Arkansas, Ohio and Wisconsin.
FILE PHOTO: Rap artist Kanye West holds his very first rally in support of his governmental bid in North Charleston, South Carolina, U.S. July 19,2020 REUTERS/Randall Hill/File Photo
Trump on Tuesday told syndicated radio host Hugh Hewitt that he had actually not talked with West about the performer’s project. Representatives for Trump’s campaign could not be right away reached however informed the Post they were not involved.
West, 43, one of the biggest celebrity and most prominent Black advocates of the president, met Trump during the 2016 governmental race and again in 2018 at the White House wearing a red “Make America Great” cap. Last month, he informed Forbes that he was “taking the red hat off.”
Trump told Fox News last month that West “can’t” drop his assistance, including: “He’s constantly going to be for us.”
Additional reporting by Steve Holland; Writing by Susan Heavey; Modifying by Aurora Ellis