Washington: Kim Kardashian has expressed nothing but support for her husband Kanye West as he prepares to meet President Donald Trump at the White House.
Kardashian in a recent interaction with E! News, discussed her husband’s upcoming trip to the White House. The New York Times had reported that Kanye would meet Trump and his son-in-law and advisor Jared Kushner to discuss employment initiatives for former convicts.
The reality television star said she is “proud” of her husband’s ambitions. “He has a really focused mission of what he wants to talk about, and I think the White House is really receptive to his ideas,” she said.
Kardashian also added that a large part of Kanye’s ideas revolves around inner-city Chicago, his hometown. “That’s a place that’s close to Kanye’s heart,” she explained.
Earlier, on September 18, the rapper had announced that he would be moving to Chicago and “never leaving again,”
Kanye’s concepts include keeping his fashion manufacturing in the United States. “He wants to talk about building local factories for his clothes and shoes and getting formerly incarcerated men and women to work at the factories. I know that’s really important to him,” said Kim.
Kardashian had traveled to the White House, on May 30, and appealed Trump to commute the life sentence of a first-time offender and great-grandmother named Alice Marie Johnson, who was servicing a life sentence on a drug trafficking charge. Johnson was later granted clemency and released from prison in June.
On October 10, the two of them met again in San Francisco for a Google Summit, which Kardashian had also documented on her social media.
This will not be Kanye’s first meeting with Trump, in December 2016, the Grammy winner visited the former Celebrity Apprentice host at Trump Tower in New York City.
Kanye has always been vocal about his support towards Trump. The musician has been facing backlash for his pro-Trump remarks, as he was the musical guest on the season premiere of ‘Saturday Night Live’ and has been slammed by stars including Pete Davidson, Kenan Thompson, Chris Evans after his pro-Trump speech.
Though his speech was not aired, the 41-year-old received applauds from Trump in a tweet.