|Donald Trump, Kanye West|
CBS News reports White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders confirmed to the White House TV pool that West will be joining the president for lunch, and also meeting with Kushner.
"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," Sanders said in a statement.
The president, who has espoused the importance of due process and the presumption of innocence until proven guilty, voiced his own ideas about how to reduce crime in Chicago during a speech to police in Orlando Monday — trying out "stop-and-frisk," like tactics New York City has employed in the past.
"I've told them to work with local authorities to try to change the terrible deal the city of Chicago entered into with ACLU, which ties law enforcement's hands; and to strongly consider stop-and-frisk," the president told the supportive crowd. "It works, and it was meant for problems like Chicago. It was meant for it. Stop-and-frisk."
As of late, West has drawn ire for his public support of Mr. Trump, most recently after going on a rant following a performance on NBC's "Saturday Night Live." In clips that circulated on social media but were not broadcast, West discussed his plans to run for president and his support for Mr. Trump as he wore a red "Make America Great Again" cap.
"It's so many times that I talk to a white person about this, and they say, 'How could you support Trump? He's racist.' Well, if I was concerned about racism, I would have moved out of America a long time ago," he said. "We don't just make our decisions off of racism. I'ma break it down to you right now ... If someone inspires me and I connect with them, I don't have to believe in all they policies."