Kanye West to lunch with Trump at White House
US President Donald Trump will host one of his most famous fans at the White House, musician Kanye West, to talk about prisons, jobs and what to do about violence in Chicago, the White House said on Tuesday.
“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,” White House spokesman Sarah Sanders said in a statement.
Speaking to reporters on the White House lawn, Mr Trump said West was a “terrific guy”.
“He loves what we’re doing for African-American jobs, for so many different things. Median incomes ... is at all-time high.
“Poverty level at the best rate, meaning the lowest rate. And Kanye is a smart guy and he sees that,” Mr Trump said.
The president said West would bring NFL Hall of Fame running back Jim Brown with him.
“Big Jim Brown . ... He was unstoppable. And he’s been a friend of mine,” Mr Trump said.
West emerged as one of Mr Trump’s most high-profile celebrity supporters during the 2016 presidential election campaign. – REUTERS