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Jimmy Kimmel says Kanye West and Donald Trump approach politics the same way

You can't deny the similarities.


Michelle Jaworski


Published Sep 1, 2015   Updated May 28, 2021, 1:32 am CDT

Say what you will about Kanye West’s mic-dropping announcement at the VMAs that he plans to run for president in 2020, but it turns out he’d fit in better than we realized.

As Jimmy Kimmel pointed out Monday night, West has a political doppelgänger in New York businessman Donald Trump. They’re both blunt, neither of them is a politician, they both know what the true game is, they both desperately want to be liked, and they both have a favorable opinion of marijuana.

But the comparisons can only go so far before everything gets out of hand.

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There is at least one difference between West and Trump, however. The singer has the support of his national party committee, even if it’s coming about five years too early.

Screengrab via Jimmy Kimmel Live/YouTube

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*First Published: Sep 1, 2015, 12:25 pm CDT