The former White House senior adviser was all in black, while West, who has legally changed his name to Ye, sported a fluorescent yellow hoodie at Italian restaurant Carbone, a celebrity hot spot. (West took his new amour Julia Fox to Carbone — in Manhattan — on New Year’s Day.)
It looked like a bit of a power get-together, but a source insisted to the New York Post’s Page Six that it “was a purely private dinner” with “no business agenda.”
Donald Trump disciple and “Make America Great Again” enthusiast West supposedly goes way back with Kushner. The former president’s son-in-law has said that he’s been friends with the rapper for more than a decade.
Kushner helped arrange West’s supercharged visit to the White House in 2018. Kushner also set up a visit by West’s then-wife Kim Kardashian West the same year to successfully plead with Trump to commute the life sentence of a nonviolent offender.
Maybe West and Kushner were putting their heads together to talk about another presidential run by Ye. The last time around was a bust, but maybe that didn’t matter so much.
West and supporters spent some $6 million dollars and got 60,000 votes — not an exceptional return on investment. But West’s campaign was apparently secretly run — and funded — by GOP operatives who hoped to draw off votes from Joe Biden and hand a presidential victory not to West but to Trump, according to an investigation by The Daily Beast.