Trump on Kanye West: ‘I’ll Never Say Bad About Him’

Melanie Arter | September 3, 2015 | 3:30pm EDT
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Rapper Kanye West (AP Photo)

If there’s one person you won’t hear GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump bashing, it’s rapper Kanye West. He told reporters Thursday that he loves West, because the rapper considers Trump to be his “all-time hero.”

“Kanye West, you know what? I’ll never say bad about him. You know why? Because he loves Trump. He loves Trump. He goes around saying Trump is my all-time hero. He says it to everybody, so Kanye West, I love him,” said Trump.

Trump held a press conference Thursday to announce that he signed a pledge not to run as an independent if he does not win the Republican nomination for president when a reporter asked him about the rapper.

While accepting the Vanguard Award during Sunday night’s MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs), West said he’s running for president in 2020.

“Yes, as you probably could’ve guessed by this moment, I have decided in 2020 to run for president,” West said at the time.

Trump expressed his affection for the rapper, but said maybe he’d have to run against him in a few years and may have to take it back.

“Now maybe in a few years I’ll have to run against him – I don’t know - so I’ll have take that back, but you know what? He’s been so nice to me,” Trump said about the rapper.

“You people have sort of seen, cause I’ve been a counter-puncher. I only hit people when they hit me – only – and Kanye West has been so great. I would never say bad about him, because he says such nice things about me,” he added.

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