Did Donald Trump hysterically shut down Kanye West's presidential request?

Palm Beach, Florida - Rapper Kanye West says he told former President Donald Trump he’d make a great 2024 running mate – and the former president hit the roof.

Kanye West (r) claims Donald Trump denied his request for the former president to run as his vice president in 2024.
Kanye West (r) claims Donald Trump denied his request for the former president to run as his vice president in 2024.  © TIMOTHY A. CLARY / AFP

The rapper now known as Ye claims that he told Trump that he wanted him to run for vice president on a Kanye-led White House ticket during a stormy meeting at Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Florida.

“I think the thing that Trump was most perturbed about, me asking him to be my vice president,” Kanye said in a video posted on his newly restored Twitter feed. "That caught him off-guard."

Trump made it crystal clear that no one except himself was going to have his backing for the top spot in 2024.

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"Trump started basically screaming at me at the table telling me I was going to lose," Kanye claimed.

Then, the rapper, perhaps overconfidently, warned Trump to stay in his lane: "I’m like, 'Hold on, hold on, hold on, Trump, you’re talking to Ye.'"

Both West and Trump were recently reinstated to Twitter by the site’s new billionaire owner, Elon Musk.

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The Yeezy impresario launched an ill-fated 2020 bid that was widely seen as an effort to boost Trump by possibly siphoning some votes away from President Joe Biden in a handful of swing states. The campaign flopped when West won just 70,000 votes nationwide.

West’s erratic reputation has only nosedived since then, especially since he has made a string of antisemitic statements.

Ye has since been dumped by Adidas, and the company is now conducting an investigation into the rapper after former employees made misconduct allegations against him.

Trump officially launched his own 2024 comeback presidential campaign last week, just days after the GOP underperformed in the midterm elections.

Cover photo: TIMOTHY A. CLARY / AFP

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