Did Donald Trump hysterically shut down Kanye West's presidential request?
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.
Trump made it crystal clear that no one except himself was going to have his backing for the top spot in 2024.
"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.'"
Kanye West continues to fend off backlash amid presidential bid
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.
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