Trump Scoffs Kanye West’s Presidential Bid
NEWSMAN – US President Donald Trump has welcomed American rapper, Kanye West’s presidential intentions, describing it as “very interesting.”
West has always supported Trump’s administration in the past, but responding to his claim to run against Trump, the US president told reporters at the White House, “He may”, according to an AFP report.
“If he did it, he would have to view this as a trial run for what’s going to happen in four years,” said Trump, noting that it may be too late for West to register in some states, and that he lacks the infrastructure for a presidential bid.
“I am running for president of the United States,” West had said, with an icon of a US flag and the hashtag “2020Vision.”
The declaration by West, 43, on Twitter, that he was gunning for the highest office in the land was retweeted half a million times and “liked” a million.
“Like anything I’ve ever done in my life, I’m doing this to win,’’ West told Forbes, referring to Trump’s trademark red “Make America Great Again” baseball cap.
West, who visited Trump in the Oval Office in 2018 and donned a trademark “Make America Great Again” red baseball cap, announced his proposed run on Saturday, as the country celebrated Independence Day.
“We must now realize the promise of America by trusting God, unifying our vision and building our future,” the music and fashion mogul said.
He has not provided any details about his alleged campaign.