Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner also will meet with West on Thursday, Sanders said. After meeting Trump shortly after his election victory in 2016, West caught some flak for a series of pro-Trump tweets, and deleted his Twitter account last May.
West's visit to the White House falls in line with Kushner's efforts at criminal justice reform.More news: Planet has only until 2030 to stem catastrophic climate change, experts warn
The two men are expected to discuss prison reform, gang violence and and manufacturing resurgence in the US.
The meeting, first reported by The New York Times, comes after Kanye's controversial September 29 Saturday Night Live appearance in which he gave an unscripted speech praising the President and denouncing the Democratic Party. "West grew up and recently said he planned to return, according to the person briefed on the meeting", said the Times. "He's racist", said West.
It's unclear whether the White House will open West's visit to the press. Do you know how wrong about politics you have to be for, like, me to notice? "Liberals can't bully me, news can't bully me, the hip-hop community, they can't bully me".More news: Massive Irving Oil refinery explosion, fire shakes Saint John
"Everyone around me tried to pick my candidate for me, and then told me every time I said I like Trump, I couldn't say it out loud or my career would be over..." They bully me. They bullied me backstage.
"What Kanye said after we went off the air last week was one of the worst, most awkward things I've ever seen here", the 24-year-old comedian said.
To finish our the sketch, Pete pulled out a Make Kanye 2006 Again hat styled after the MAGA ones. We need to have a dialogue not a diatribe, because if you want something to change, it's not going to change by saying, 'F**k that person.' Try love.More news: First woman Doctor Who wants to be a role model to all