Sometime over the August 8-9 weekend, White House senior adviser Jared Kushner meets with potential presidential candidate Kanye West. Although Ivanka Trump is with Kushner at the meeting’s location, there are no reports that she met with West.
The news breaks a few days later, and West offers an interview to the New York Times via Twitter but then refuses to talk about the secret meeting when the paper reaches out.
At a White House news briefing, Kushner confirms he met with Kanye but refuses to go into specifics about their conversation.
George Conway of The Lincoln Project (and husband of Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway) is quick to point out on Twitter that a meeting between the two candidates is easy territory for lawbreaking.
West’s aspirations for entering the 2020 race have been controversial amongst Democrats; many think his candidacy would pull votes from Joe Biden. When Forbes asked if that was his intention, West refused to confirm or deny.
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