President Trump discounted Kanye West’s run for president, telling Fox News  he doesn't really think the rapper is a serious presidential candidate or has stopped supporting him and his policies. Trump said in the Thursday interview West “is always going to be for us, and his wife [Kim Kardashian West] is going to be for us.”

In a separate interview with Forbes, West, who announced his run for president last week via Twitter, said he no longer supports Trump and is “taking his red hat off,” referring to Trump’s red baseball hats that were emblazoned with the “Make American Great Again” slogan.

Trump described West as a “very good guy. He is a person that I get along with very well. At the end, I think he would support us over anyone else, we have to stop the radical left from taking over our country.”

West told Forbes about his break with Trump, saying, “I’m not saying Trump’s in my way, he may be a part of my way. And Joe Biden? Like come on man, please. You know? Obama’s special. Trump’s special. We say Kanye West is special. America needs special people that lead. Bill Clinton? Special. Joe Biden’s not special.”

West said he will run as an Independent. He is against abortion and the death penalty and supports school prayer. As to a slogan, West said it would be “YES!” and suggested the “Birthday Party” as his party affiliation.

West has missed the filing deadline to get on the November ballot in several states, but he said he can make an argument that he should be given extra time because of the coronavirus and is currently in talks with Jared Kushner, the White House and Joe Biden, he told Forbes.

Donald Trump and Kanye West stand together in the lobby at Trump Tower, December 13, 2016 in New York City, after Trump's election victory -- but West apparently now wants to deny him a second term by running himself Donald Trump and Kanye West stand together in the lobby at Trump Tower, December 13, 2016 in New York City, after Trump's election victory -- but West apparently now wants to deny him a second term by running himself Photo: GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / Drew Angerer