Kanye West met with Kushner, eyes election spot

As Kanye West continues to pursue his quest to appear on the presidential ballot this November, a source tells Reuters the Trump-supporting rapper recently met with White House adviser and Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner.

The New York Times, which first reported the meeting, said it took place in Colorado last weekend and also included President Donald Trump's daughter Ivanka, who's also a top White House adviser.

West appeared to confirm the meeting in a tweet late Tuesday night, saying they discussed a book on empowering Black Americans, and he offered to do a live interview with the Times.

[KANYE ON 7/19] "I just haven't had the time to word it in the most elegant way possible"

Last month the rapper and clothing designer announced his last-minute presidential campaign followed by a series of rambling public remarks that have raised questions about his intentions and his mental health.

West has been open about his struggle with bipolar disorder, and his wife, Kim Kardashian has asked the public and media to grant him compassion.

West's appearance as an independent on the ballot could possibly disrupt the race between Trump and former Democratic Vice President Joe Biden if he were able to garner any votes in U.S. states where the contest is close.

Last week, the Washington Post reported that West's campaign has so far filed petitions to appear on the presidential election ballot in 10 U.S. states and that Republican operatives, including some with ties to Trump, were involved in efforts to support his candidacy in at least five of them, including Arkansas, Ohio and Wisconsin.

Trump on Tuesday told syndicated radio host Hugh Hewitt that he had not talked with West about the entertainer's campaign.

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- As Kanye West continues to pursue his quest to appear on the presidential ballot this November, a source tells Reuters the Trump-supporting rapper recently met with White House advisor, and Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner. The "New York Times," which first reported the meeting, said it took place in Colorado last weekend and also included President Donald Trump's daughter, Ivanka, who's also a top White House advisor.

West appeared to confirm the meeting in a tweet late Tuesday night, saying they discussed a book on empowering Black Americans, and they offered to do a live interview with the "Times."

KANYE WEST: Just haven't had the time to word it in the most elegant way possible.

- The rapper and clothing designer announced his last-minute presidential campaign followed by a series of rambling public remarks that have raised questions about his intentions and his mental health. West has been open about his struggle with bipolar disorder. And his wife, Kim Kardashian, has asked the public and media to grant him compassion. West's appearance as an independent on the ballot could possibly disrupt the race between Trump and former Democratic Vice President Joe Biden if he were able to garner any votes in US states where the contest is close.

Last week, "The Washington Post" reported that West's campaign has so far filed petitions to appear on the presidential election ballot in 10 US states, and that Republican operatives, including some with ties to Trump, were involved in efforts to support his candidacy in at least five of them, including Arkansas, Ohio, and Wisconsin. Trump, on Tuesday, told syndicated radio host Hugh Hewitt that he had not talked with West about the entertainer's campaign.