Trump responds to Kanye West's White House bid, says rapper will have to view it as a trial run

Trump noted that it may be too late for West to register in some states.

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West, who visited Trump in the Oval Office in 2018 and donned a trademark "Make America Great Again" red baseball cap, announced his proposed run on Saturday, as the country celebrated Independence Day.
WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump said Tuesday that rapper Kanye West's declaration that he is running for president was "very interesting."

Responding to West's claim that he would run against Trump - for whom the musician has expressed support in the past, Trump told reporters at the White House, "He may."

The declaration by West, 43, on Twitter that he was gunning for the highest office in the land was retweeted half a million times and "liked" a million.


"If he did it, he would have to view this as a trial run for what's going to happen in four years," said Trump, noting that it may be too late for West to register in some states, and that he lacks the infrastructure for a presidential bid.

West, who visited Trump in the Oval Office in 2018 and donned a trademark "Make America Great Again" red baseball cap, announced his proposed run on Saturday, as the country celebrated Independence Day.

"We must now realize the promise of America by trusting God, unifying our vision and building our future," the music and fashion mogul said.
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"I am running for president of the United States," he said, with an icon of a US flag and the hashtag "2020Vision."


He has not provided any details about his alleged campaign.

Kardashian-Lagerfeld, Larson-Affleck: Snub Moments That Made Headlines Before Trump-Pelosi
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The Donald Trump-Nancy Pelosi episode reminds us of instances from the past when handshakes were rebuffed, eyes were rolled, and shoulders were shrugged.

When US President Donald Trump refused to shake hands with House speaker Nancy Pelosi, she responded by tearing up a copy of his State of the Union address, the exchange being caught on cameras for posterity.

But while it marked the latest twist in Trump’s frequently acrimonious relationship with Pelosi, it was hardly the first time a snub was played out in an all-too-public manner. It has happened before, and it will most certainly happen again.

Here are some famous snub moments captured over the years:

The Donald Trump-Nancy Pelosi episode reminds us of instances from the past when handshakes were rebuffed, eyes were rolled, and shoulders were shrugged.When US President Donald Trump refused to shak..
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One of the perils of your every move being recorded is that the shrugs and the eye rolls and the side eyes other guests throw your way are also forever saved. Case in point: What is now famously known as Princess Anne’s shrug in response to Queen Elizabeth’s beckoning hand to join the Trumps at an event at the palace.

For those unfamiliar, the Queen, accompanied by Prince Charles, was greeting the Trumps at a reception. She spotted Princess Anne waiting her turn at a distance. She beckoned her daughter, who responded with a shrug. With no audio of the exchange available, you can imagine the gaps and gasps.

One of the perils of your every move being recorded is that the shrugs and the eye rolls and the side eyes other guests throw your way are also forever saved. Case in point: What is now famously know..
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He said, she said. Or in this case, two he saids. Javid labelled Grant as rude when the latter refused to shake hands with him at a movie premiere. But Grant had a response lined up for those labelling him elite. One of the leading voices in the campaign for stricter press regulation, Grant’s refusal to shake Javid’s hands was because of how the latter had behaved around victims of press abuse earlier in the decade.

“If you don’t mind, I won’t shake your hand because you were rude and dismissive to the victims of press abuse when you met them as culture secretary [sometime in 2014-15],” Grant reportedly told Javid.

He said, she said. Or in this case, two he saids. Javid labelled Grant as rude when the latter refused to shake hands with him at a movie premiere. But Grant had a response lined up for those labelli..
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This was a clear case of personal differences spilling over into the professional arena. It had come to light that Terry had had an affair with Bridge’s former partner and the mother of his child. The two were teammates at Chelsea football club, but Bridge had since moved to Manchester City.

And in February 2010, the two went head to head, for the first time since the revelations came to light. As per decorum, they were expected to shake hands before the kick-off. But Bridge just couldn’t do it. Terry was left with his hand held out.

This was a clear case of personal differences spilling over into the professional arena. It had come to light that Terry had had an affair with Bridge’s former partner and the mother of his child. Th..
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The story goes that the reality star did a shoot for the famous fashion designer in Paris, when she was pregnant with her daughter North. One of her girlfriends apparently told her that Lagerfeld presents his model with a bag at the end of the shoot. It was a bit of a tradition. But mid-way through the shoot, West’s mother, Kris Jenner, walked in. And she was dressed head-to-toe in Chanel, immediately drawing Lagerfeld’s eye.

Result: At the end of the shoot, while West got words of praise, Jenner walked away with a clutch decorated with crystals. The former was left fuming at the perceived snub.

The story goes that the reality star did a shoot for the famous fashion designer in Paris, when she was pregnant with her daughter North. One of her girlfriends apparently told her that Lagerfeld pre..
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A couple of years ago, Larson presented Affleck with the best actor statuette at the Academy Awards. After presenting the award, Larson stepped back, with her hands firmly by her sides, refusing publicly to join the audience in applause.

It was a statement against the sexual misconduct charges levied against Affleck a few years before. When asked about this at a later point, Larson simply said that what she did on stage spoke for itself.

A couple of years ago, Larson presented Affleck with the best actor statuette at the Academy Awards. After presenting the award, Larson stepped back, with her hands firmly by her sides, refusing publ..
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