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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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