Ex-president yelled at him and predicted his 2024 White House bid would fail, rapper claims
Musician and fashion designer Kanye ‘Ye’ West says Donald Trump was surprised to be offered the vice-presidential job on his 2024 presidential ticket and angrily rejected the proposal.
Last week, West confirmed that he would try to run for the White House in two years, showing off newly designed clothes bearing the “YE24” logo.
On Wednesday, the rapper claimed in a tweet that he asked Trump to be his “running mate in 2024” during a recent visit to the former US President’s Mar-a-Lago Golf Club in Florida.
West has now revealed what the reaction to that offer was. “The thing that disturbed Trump the most [is] me asking him to be my vice president. I think it was, like, lower on the list of things that caught him off guard, “ he said in a video posted to Twitter on Friday.
In the clip, titled “Mar-a-Lago debrief,” the controversial artist made it clear that Trump was angered by his plans to run for the White House and predicted he would fail.
“When Trump started yelling at the table telling me I was going to lose, I mean, has that ever worked for anyone in history? I’m like, ‘wait, wait Trump, you’re talking to Ye'” Recall from West.
West, who was banned by Twitter and lost his longtime partnership with Adidas last month over a series of anti-Semitic comments, had his Twitter account unblocked after the platform was taken over by Elon Musk.
In the video, Kanye said he grilled Trump for failing to act to legally protect his supporters who stormed the US Capitol on January 6, 2021. He also blamed the former president for insulting his wife Kim Kardashian. However, the insult itself was issued in the clip.
Trump announced earlier this month that he would run for office again in 2024, promising to “Make America Great and Glorious Again.” West’s candidacy means he will now become a rival to the former president.
The rapper ran for the White House in 2020 as an independent candidate. However, he only garnered about 60,000 votes in the 12 states in which his name appeared on the ballot.
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