Kanye West to lunch with Trump at White House

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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

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