Kanye West talks prison re­form at White House

StarMetro Vancouver - - CANADA & WORLD - Justin Sink

WASH­ING­TON—RECORD­ING artist and prom­i­nent Don­ald Trump sup­porter Kanye West is com­ing to the White House to have lunch with the pres­i­dent, the White House said Tues­day.

West will also meet with pres­i­den­tial son-in-law and se­nior ad­viser Jared Kush­ner dur­ing the visit, press sec­re­tary Sarah Sanders said in a state­ment.

“Top­ics of dis­cus­sions will in­clude man­u­fac­tur­ing resur­gence in Amer­ica, prison re­form, how to pre­vent gang vi­o­lence, and what can be done to re­duce vi­o­lence in Chicago,” Sanders said.

Kush­ner has spear­headed the ad­min­is­tra­tion’s ef­forts to over­haul the crim­i­nal jus­tice sys­tem, and Trump on Mon­day said he had in­structed the De­part­ment of Jus­tice to work with law en­force­ment in Chicago to “straighten out the ter­ri­ble shoot­ing wave” in West’s home­town. Nei­ther the White House nor Jus­tice De­part­ment elab­o­rated on what that outreach would en­tail.

More at thes­tar.com/world

Kanye West will visit U.S. Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump Thurs­day to talk about a range of is­sues.

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