Kanye West’s visit to Trump tower has the interwebs buzzing that the rapper may be offered a leadership role in 2020. The visit with President-elect Donald Trump was apparently to discuss multicultural issues.
Since the news broke, a spokesperson for Donald Trump, Hope Hicks, has confirmed to Billboard that West requested the meeting, but did not deny or confirm that he will be offered a leadership role.
The Daily Beast reports that Trump’s transition team conducted a conference call where the director of communications, Jason Miller, claims the pair had met because the recent elect “is going to be president for all Americans. Kanye has had positive things to say about the president-elect,” Miller further said. Trump is also reportedly interested in “putting together coalitions” and reaching out to people who come from both the traditional and nontraditional political viewpoints.
Footage appeared on C-SPAN of West entering Trump tower, and simply saying “hey” to the reporters peppering him with questions. CNN also showed a clip of West and Trump posing for photos. Trump claims that “We’ve been friends for a long time,” and “We were discussing life.”
"We've been friends for a long time," Donald Trump says as he stands next to Kanye West. https://t.co/pgnHGJru9p
— CNN Newsroom (@CNNnewsroom) December 13, 2016
Reporters then asked West about his “Kanye 2020” campaign and if he is still considering running for president, as well as performing at his inauguration next month. The rapper made no commentary on either, simply saying, “I just want to take a picture right now.” The rapper also tweeted about the visit, saying, "I wanted to meet with Trump today to discuss multicultural issues." He further said, "I feel it is important to have a direct line of communication with our future president if we truly want change."
I wanted to meet with Trump today to discuss multicultural issues. — KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) December 13, 2016
I feel it is important to have a direct line of communication with our future President if we truly want change. — KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) December 13, 2016