Kanye West to meet Trump, Kushner at White House
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Kanye West to meet Trump, Kushner at White House

Musician, who has defended US president, to discuss prison reforms, preventing gang violence during visit

President-elect Donald Trump and Kanye West pose for a picture in the lobby of Trump Tower in New York, December 13, 2016. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
President-elect Donald Trump and Kanye West pose for a picture in the lobby of Trump Tower in New York, December 13, 2016. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Musician Kanye West will visit the White House and meet with US President Donald Trump and top adviser Jared Kushner.

The meeting is set for Thursday, The New York Times reported Tuesday morning.

While at the White House, West will discuss the “manufacturing resurgence in America, prison reform, how to prevent gang violence, and what can be done to reduce violence in Chicago,” White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said, according to Axios.

West has been a vocal supporter of Trump.

He is scheduled to first meet with Kushner, who has been working on overhauling the country’s criminal justice system, and plans to discuss the availability of job opportunities for former convicts, The Times reported, citing a person briefed on the meeting.

He is then scheduled to have lunch with Trump, where he plans to discuss ways to increase the number of manufacturing jobs in the Chicago area, West’s hometown.

US President Donald Trump poses with Kim Kardashian in the Oval Office, May 30, 2018 (Twitter)

Trump and Kushner recently met with West’s wife, Kim Kardashian West, about sentencing overhauls, after which Trump commuted the life sentence of Alice Johnson, an African-American woman in prison on a drug-related case.

West appeared late last month as the musical guest on the season premiere of “Saturday Night Live” wearing a Make America Great Again hat and defending Trump to the live audience at the end of the show, which made fun of the Senate Judiciary hearing on the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.

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