"Kanye's been a friend of mine for, I've known him for about 10 years and you know we talk every now and again about different things".
The rapper has been running an unconventional campaign for the presidency, with Democrat politicians accusing the star of running as a "spoiler candidate" to help President Trump beat their presumptive candidate, former Vice President Joe Biden.
POTUS and the Yeezy brand creator's relationship has never been a secret, but the access Kanye has been given to members of Trump's staff and Republicans further ignite rumors of collusion between the two.
West has made a number of controversial statements since announcing his presidential run.
Some close to West feel that Kushner now falls into that latter camp in ways that flirt with exploitation-concerning, after Kardashian West asked publicly for "compassion and empathy".
Adds another: "He's just like a kid".
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According to some sources, Kanye met Jared without Kim's knowledge.
The thing is that at such a time of heightened scrutiny around his campaign, such meeting is a surprise and which many people believe is simply a Trump-engineered spoiler attempt to ruin Joe Biden's chances.
"If you know him for more than 20 minutes, you know that will work."
Trump has denied involvement in getting West to run and on Tuesday, he told radio host Hugh Hewitt that he hasn't spoken with West about his presidential run.
These have included the revelation that he wanted to abort daughter North West, along with other very personal details, leading Kim to consider a divorce.
Kushner, too, has become mired in controversy among critics who argue his potential boosting of West's campaign to benefit Trump could constitute an illegal act. Something tells us that's on goal; the future lawyer might see through the subterfuge.