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Entertainment Prison reform on the menu for Kanye-Trump White House lunch

15:00  11 october  2018
15:00  11 october  2018 Source:   cnn.com

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White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders says Kanye West is scheduled to have lunch with President Donald Trump on Thursday and meet with Kanye West and President Donald Trump on Thursday will talk about manufacturing, prison reform , preventing gang violence and reducing

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders on Tuesday said in a statement, “ Kanye West is coming to the White House to have lunch with President Trump and he will also meet with Jared Kushner. Topics of discussions will include manufacturing resurgence in America, prison reform

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Kanye West is heading to the White House Thursday to have lunch with President Donald Trump and meet with his son-in-law, Jared Kushner.

Topics of discussion, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said in a statement, "will include manufacturing resurgence in America, prison reform, how to prevent gang violence and what can be done to reduce violence in Chicago."

West hopes to discuss two key issues during his visit at the White House: job opportunities for ex-convicts and ways to increase manufacturing jobs in and around his hometown of Chicago.

"He's been a terrific guy," Trump told reporters of West Tuesday afternoon on the White House South Lawn before departing for Iowa. "You know, he loves what we're doing for African-American jobs, for so many different things. Median income, as you see, at an all-time high. Poverty level at the best rate -- meaning the lowest rate so far. And Kanye is a smart guy. And he sees that."

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“ Kanye West is coming to the White House to have lunch with President Trump and he will also meet with Jared Kushner," White House Press Sanders said the president and the rapper plan to discuss "manufacturing resurgence in America, prison reform , how to prevent gang violence, and what can

WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - US President Donald Trump will have lunch with musician Kanye West at the White House this week to discuss reducing violence in the city of Chicago, prison reform and other issues, WH spokesperson Sarah Huckabee Sanders said in a statement on Tuesday.

Trump added that West is bringing along NFL legend Jim Brown, a former star running back for the Cleveland Browns, for the meeting. Brown has previously discussed issues facing the African-American community with Trump.

Violence in Chicago is personal to West, who was raised in the Windy City, named his youngest child "Chicago," and recently told a crowd that he is moving back, according to a video obtained by TMZ.

This will be West's second meeting with Trump since the 2016 election; he previously visited with the then-President-elect at Trump Tower in December 2016. The two discussed multicultural issues, education and violence in Chicago, West tweeted at the time. Trump told reporters at Trump Tower that the they had been "friends for a long time."

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Kanye West will visit President Donald Trump and his son-in-law Jared Kushner at the White House on Thursday, CNN reports. The rapper will have lunch with Trump and Kushner to discuss “manufacturing resurgence in America, prison reform , how to prevent gang violence and what can be

Mr West goes to Washington . Kanye West is to visit US President Donald Trump on Thursday for a lunch at the White House , it has been confirmed. The pair are expected to discuss prison reform , gang reform and “manufacturing resurgence” in America.

His wife, Kim Kardashian West, has been to the White House twice in recent months to discuss criminal justice reform and the clemency process. The reality star and entrepreneur was also instrumental in securing a commutation for Alice Marie Johnson, a woman serving a life sentence over non-violent drug charges.

West recently made waves by wearing Trump's signature "Make America Great Again" hat during an appearance on NBC's "Saturday Night Live" and delivering a pro-Trump speech after the show went off the air. He has previously said he would consider a presidential run in the future, and told a crowd in San Jose in 2016 that he didn't vote in the election, but "would have voted for Trump."

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Kanye West will visit the White House to meet with President Donald Trump and his son-in-law Jared Kushner talk about manufacturing in America, gang violence White House press secretary Sarah Sanders says West is scheduled to have lunch with President Donald Trump and meet with Trump ’s

Kanye West is expected to meet President Donald Trump and Jared Kushner at the White House on Thursday to discuss gangs, manufacturing, prison They are expected to have lunch and discuss topics including gang violence, manufacturing, and prison reform , an issue that parallels Kushner's

The tête-à-tête also comes the same week as West's longtime rival, Taylor Swift, entered the political arena for the first time, encouraging her fans to register to vote and endorsing Tennessee Democratic Senate candidate Phil Bredesen and House candidate Jim Cooper, also a Democrat. It appears at least political bad blood between the bestselling artists remains.

CNN's Jeremy Diamond contributed to this report.

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She’s all for it! Kim Kardashian expressed nothing but support for Kanye West ahead of his meeting with President Donald Trump at the White House. She’s all for it! Kim Kardashian expressed nothing but support for Kanye West ahead of his meeting with President Donald Trump at the White House.

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