WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Performer and Trump supporter Kanye West recently consulted with White House consultant 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 presidential ballot this November.
The New York City Times, which initially reported the meeting, stated it took place in Colorado last weekend and likewise consisted of President Donald Trump’s child Ivanka, Kushner’s other half and another leading White House advisor.
West appeared to confirm the conference in a tweet late Tuesday night, saying they discussed a book on empowering Black Americans, and he provided to do a live interview with the Times.
Representatives for West could also not be instantly reached.
A rap artist 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 objectives and his mental health.
West has actually been open about his struggle with bi-polar condition, and his partner, Kim Kardashian has actually asked the general public and media to grant him compassion.
West’s look as an independent on the tally could possibly interrupt the race in between Trump, a Republican who is seeking re-election, and former Democratic Vice President Joe Biden if he had the ability to garner any votes in U.S. states where the contest is close.
The Washington Post last week reported that West’s campaign has so far submitted petitions to appear on the governmental election tally in 10 U.S. states which Republican operatives, including some with ties to Trump, were included in efforts to support his candidateship in a minimum of five of them, including Arkansas, Ohio and Wisconsin.
FILE PHOTO: Rapper Kanye West makes a point as he holds his first rally in assistance of his governmental bid in North Charleston, South Carolina, U.S. July 19,2020 REUTERS/Randall Hill
Trump on Tuesday informed syndicated radio host Hugh Hewitt that he had not talked with West about the performer’s project. Agents for Trump’s campaign might not be right away reached but told the Post they were not involved.
West, 43, among the most significant star and most prominent Black advocates of the president, met with 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 informed Fox News last month that West “can’t” drop his assistance, including: “He’s always going to be for us.”
Extra reporting by Steve Holland; Composing by Susan Heavey; Modifying by Aurora Ellis