According to reports, Ye will meet with both Trump and his son-in-law Jared Kushner.
Mr. West, who has faced a backlash over his vocal support of the president, will meet first with Mr. Kushner and then have lunch with the president, the two people said. Mr. Kushner, who serves as a senior adviser to Mr. Trump, has been focused on overhauling the criminal justice system, and one person briefed on the meeting said that Mr. West wanted to discuss the availability of job opportunities for former convicts. He also hopes to discuss with Mr. Trump how to increase the number of manufacturing jobs in the Chicago area, where Mr. West grew up and recently said he planned to return, according to the person briefed on the meeting. (New York Times)
Earlier this month, Trump applauded Kanye for showing him love during a “Saturday Night Live” appearance.
Like many, I don’t watch Saturday Night Live (even though I past hosted it) – no longer funny, no talent or charm. It is just a political ad for the Dems. Word is that Kanye West, who put on a MAGA hat after the show (despite being told “no”), was great. He’s leading the charge!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 30, 2018
Former NFL champion Martellus Bennett recently called out Kanye for trying to set up a meeting between Trump and Black Lives Matter activist Colin Kaepernick.
Again, Marty was against the idea — telling Kanye, “Don’t try to drag other people in to make yourself feel like you’re correct.” “Don’t try to bring public figures who fight for black rights to help you and the foolishness that you’re doing.” But, what about the spirit of reaching across the aisle? “You wanna reach across the aisle to grab a bear? Or should you reach across the aisle to grab some greatness?” “You don’t reach across the aisle to pick up sh*t. I hate picking up sh*t with my doggy bags.” (TMZ)
Last Thursday, Hot 97 radio veteran Ebro Darden shut down Ye’s idea of having Kaepernick and Trump meeting.