“All Day” rapper Kanye West is apparently serious about running for president. He announced his bid at the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday, and there is already someone who would like to go up against him: Donald Trump. The 2016 presidential hopeful was asked what he thought of West’s statement after he accepted his Video Vanguard Award at Microsoft Theater.
Trump shared his thoughts on West’s seemingly random declaration with Rolling Stone Tuesday. “Somehow there are comparisons made so often, which is interesting, comparisons with Kanye and myself. I don’t quite get it, but he’s said very nice things about me in the past,” the Republican candidate said in a 1-minute 48-second video.
West, 36, is apparently friends with Trump’s daughter, Ivanka. The New York business tycoon insisted the Chicago rapper said “extremely positive” things about him in the past.
Trump said of West’s political aspirations: “That’s very interesting. I wonder who gave him that idea?” Trump added that he watched West give the speech on Sunday. He also claimed that “Wrecking Ball” singer Miley Cyrus said she was going to vote for him, but then she changed her mind when she found out West would run for the Oval Office.
Trump, 65, praised the rapper. “He’s a nice guy,” the presidential hopeful said. “He’s actually a different kind of a person than people think.” Trump added that he hopes to run against the “Only One” star one day.
West surprised viewers when he said he wanted to get involved in politics. At the end of a 13-minute speech, in which he apologized to Taylor Swift for interrupting her acceptance speech in 2009, he said, “It’s about ideas, bro. New ideas. People with ideas. People who believe in truth. And yes, as you probably could have guessed by this moment, I have decided in 2020 to run for president.”
It would be an interesting debate, bro.
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