According to the New York Times, Kushner and West met privately last weekend. Donald Trump‘s son-in-law/adviser and the rap mogul linked up in Colorado, where Kushner was traveling with his wife, Ivanka Trump. Those familiar with the meeting told the Times that West had been camping in Colorado with his family and afterward, he flew to Telluride to connect with Kushner and Ms. Trump. Kanye was not accompanied by his wife, Kim Kardashian West, according to the people knowledgeable about the meeting.
West tweeted on Tuesday evening, “I’m willing to do a live interview with the New York Time about my meeting with Jared,” adding that they talked about a book concerning Black empowerment called “PowerNomics” by Dr. Claud Anderson. In a short follow-up interview with the Times, Kanye didn’t expand on what Kushner and him talked about. Instead, he communicated his anger about abortion rates among Black women and said that he didn’t reflexively support Democrats.
West’s meeting follows a recent interview with Forbes where he criticized Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden. West didn’t deny that he is working to take votes away from Biden by attempting to get his name on several ballots in states like Colorado. Currently, his petitions’ signatures in Wisconsin are being challenged as possibly being bogus, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
Meanwhile, West is tanking amongst Black voters, according to a POLITICO/Morning Consult poll. His support from Black voters is only at 2 percent according to the poll. He garnered 2 percent support overall among registered voters.
Strategists is both the Republican and Democratic party told POLITICO that they don’t yet see West as a factor in the presidential race.
“The bottom line is that Kanye West is an entertainer. That’s not to say that he can’t participate in electoral politics, but his candidacy is more a distraction,” explained Derrick Clay, an Ohio-based strategist and chair of the state’s Legislative Black Caucus Foundation. Clay said that certain Republican’s support of Kanye is a reflection of their fear of the millennial and suburban vote, two groups that are polling well for Biden. “I think that strategy is going to backfire on them,” Clay said.
According to the New York Times, people like Lane Ruhland (a lawyer who has worked for the Trump campaign and Mark Jaboky (an executive who’s work for the California Republican Party) have been helping Kanye with his signature collections to get on state ballots. Jaboky was arrested on voter fraud charges in 2008 when he was working for the California Republican Party, and he eventually plead guilty to a misdemeanor.
Who's Responsible For Kanye West? Twitter Debates Kim Kardashian, Mental Health And Misogyny
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Kanye being bipolar doesn’t excuse his spread of misinformation but it does mean how we engage and speak about him shouldn’t be ableist.— simi (@simimoonlight) July 19, 2020
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Kanye is very ill. This is mania. I understand how frustrating this can be but this is truly what bipolar disorder can look like. It’s sad that he has no insight currently to get better. I hope he does find help and soon.— Doctor Imani (@doctor_imani) July 19, 2020
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Kanye West blatantly needs a level of care and support that he isn’t currently getting from the people in his life. The man is open about his struggles with having bipolar disorder. But, every time he goes through a period of mania, it gets turned into a meme or joke.— Sister Outrider (@ClaireShrugged) July 19, 2020
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watching kanye talk is making ME manic. i do not want to be a part of this bipolar energy transfer. logging AWF— aida osman (@shutupaida) July 19, 2020
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I know everyone is flaming Kanye and the Kardashians rn, but dealing with a spouse that is mentally ill is extremely difficult- let alone with the entire world watching.— SUGAFREE™️ (@trixxxen) July 21, 2020
Idk about y’all, but my thoughts are with Kim & her kids right now
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Neither Kim nor any of the Kardashians need to shoulder the blame for men's behavior. It's sexist and ridiculous. https://t.co/RyVHMQ5tY1— OZZY (@ozzyetomi) July 21, 2020
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No one is trying to blame the Kardashians for the way Kanye is behaving. But they’re supposed to be his “support system.” So when we ask where they are, we’re asking where is his support system (Kim)⁉️#KUWTK pic.twitter.com/yD4JgOlWSH— ❝Ｗｉｃｋｅｄ Ｌｉｔｔｌｅ Ｖｉｘｅ n❞ ♏ (@La_Bella_Amor) July 20, 2020
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Wow. Way to make women responsible for a grown ass man. This is how misogyny works. I’m no Kim or Kriss fan, but giving them more heat for Kanye’s stupid behavior is full on misogyny. Rethink this.— WandaSpeaks67 (@WandaSpeaks67) July 19, 2020
Kanye Meets With Trump Adviser Jared Kushner As Black Voters Ignore Him was originally published on newsone.com