Kanye West is scheduled to appear at the White House to visit Donald Trump on Thursday. Reportedly, West will have lunch with Trump and his son-in-law/advisor, Jared Kushner, while at the presidential building.
Kanye wants to talk about prison reform, manufacturing, gang violence, and thwarting crime in Kanye’s hometown of Chicago, Illinois. Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said to the Associated Press on Tuesday that they would meet on Thursday.
As fans of the rapper know, this all comes shortly after West supported Trump publicly while appearing on NBC’s Saturday Night Live last weekend. Kanye wore his “Make America Great Again” hat, and supposedly “held the cast hostage” according to Keenan Thompson.
By that comment, Keenan suggested Kanye was given a microphone to voice his opinions, while no one else was allowed to speak out due to his status as a musical guest on the show.
Ye took the stage and delivered a long speech about political issues, echoing some of the sentiments made by the president during his 2016 campaign.
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President #DonaldTrump and #KanyeWest are officially teaming up to … make America great again, and their plan will kick off with lunch at the White House. Kanye and donald are set to meet on Thursday, and their agenda will include discussing boosting American manufacturing and preventing gang violence, especially in Ye's hometown of Chicago … according to the White House. They'll also continue the convo on prison reform … which Trump started with Kanye's wife, #KimKardashian West during a September meeting
On Twitter, Trump praised the rapper and provocateur, stating that Kanye was “leading the charge.” Previously, Kim Kardashian West also met with Trump and Kushner during the summer months and gave Alice Marie Johnson a presidential pardon for her non-violent drug charges.
Authorities busted Alice Marie Johnson with large quantities of marijuana, and it was her first offense. As for what Kim thinks of the president is unknown, as she rarely makes political statements.
Some have praised Kim Kardashian for her legitimate activism, rather than taking to Twitter to make politically charged statements and comments.
One person online wrote, “hate on Kim all you want, but she’s an actual activist rather than a social justice warrior who does all the talking but doesn’t do any of the walking.”