The ex-president yelled at him and predicted that his 2024 White House bid would fail, the rapper claims
FILE PHOTO: Then-US President Donald Trump meets with rapper Kanye West in the Oval Office of the White House in 2018.
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Musician and fashion designer Kanye ‘Ye’ West has said that Donald Trump was astonished at being offered the role of vice president on his 2024 presidential ticket and angrily rejected the proposal.
Last week, West confirmed that he’ll try running for the White House in two years’ time, showing off newly designed apparel bearing a ’YE24’ logo.
On Wednesday, the rapper claimed in a tweet that he had 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 this offer was. “The thing that Trump was most perturbed about [is] me asking him to be my vice president. I think that was, like, lower on the list of things that caught him off guard,” he said in a video posted on 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 that he would fail.
— ye (@kanyewest) November 25, 2022
“When Trump started basically screaming at the table telling me I was gonna lose, I mean, has that ever worked for anyone in history? I’m like, ‘wait, hold on Trump, you’re talking to Ye,’” West recalled.