Kanye West qualifies as presidential candidate at Arkansas

Carla Harmon
August 13, 2020

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. Thurston's office said it had verified 1,175 of the more 1,700 signatures submitted on behalf of West's campaign last week.

The meeting took place in Colorado, where Mr. Kushner was traveling with his wife, Ivanka Trump, those familiar with the meeting said. Mr. The meeting occurred around the same time as West's interview with Forbes, during which the criticized Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, and "expressed comfort with the idea of doing damage to the former vice president's White House chances".

Trump on Tuesday told syndicated radio host Hugh Hewitt that he had not talked with West about the entertainer's campaign. However, recent poll numbers show that the rapper is nowhere near becoming America's next Commander-In-Chief nor is he much a threat to Biden's campaign. "The more you tell him he can't do a thing, the more he'll do it. he has a tremendous drive to prove people wrong".

However, fans were quick to remind him about the comments he made last month in his Twitter rant about Jenner. West had been camping in Colorado with his family, and afterward flew to Telluride to meet with Mr. Kushner and Ms. Trump, but was not accompanied by his wife, Kim Kardashian West, those with knowledge of the meeting said. "We saw what was going on in Wisconsin, where he was getting help [from Republicans] getting on the ballot".

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".

TMZ reported on Monday that West believes Democrats hired a private investigator to track his campaign's signature-gathering team in Wisconsin as part of an "organized effort of harassment and intimidation".

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