Donald Trump Throws His Support Behind Kanye West's 2020 Presidential Bid

by Alex Ungerman 11:50 AM PDT, September 02, 2015
Playing Donald Trump Throws His Support Behind Kanye West's 2020 Presidential Bid

Depending on how you look at things, Kanye West's 2020 presidential campaign could have just been dealt a crushing blow: Donald Trump's support.

The 69-year-old current presidential hopeful supported the idea of Kanye's run in an interview with The Rolling Stone, quipping, "I wonder who gave him that idea."

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"He said very nice things about me in the past, and he knows my daughter a little bit, Ivanka," said Trump of Kanye. ""He's actually a different kind of person than people think, he's a nice guy."

"I hope to run against him someday," the former Celebrity Apprentice host concluded.

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Trump's not the first famous face to lend Yeezy support after his electrifying speech at the 2015 MTV VMAs. Rihanna told ET in NYC on Monday that she'd support a presidential run, and actually, threw a little shade at Trump in the process.

"I mean people are voting for Trump," she said. "Who wouldn't vote for Kanye?!"

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While Trump has been leading in some republican polls, many still view his run as more of a joke.

"It's going to be extremely difficult for Donald Trump to be taken seriously as a presidential candidate," Politico's Ken Vogel told ET in June. "That's really his fundamental challenge. The way that I think he can have an impact, even without being taken seriously, is by getting into these debates and provoking these other candidates. He's very good at that."

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