Ben Carson Says He’s “Certainly Willing” To Give Kanye West A Chance As President

September 27, 2015  |  

When Kanye West took the stage last month at the MTV VMAs to accept the Video Vanguard award, we were blindsided with an unexpected announcement. “I’m running for president in 2020,” the rapper/producer proclaimed. While some shook off his statement as yet another infamous “Kanye rant,” some are actually backing his intent to run for president.

In particular, Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson has shown interest in West’s 2020 campaign. Kanye has showed appreciation and admiration for Carson before, calling him “the most brilliant guy” in an interview with Vanity Fair.

Today (Sept. 27), Carson appeared on ABC’s This Week and addressed West’s comments and possible candidacy. “Well, I am certainly willing to give him a chance,” Carson told host Martha Raddatz. “He’ll be able to explain things and see if he resonates with the people.”

Carson also said he was impressed with West’s business acumen and hoping to team up with him and other fixtures in pop culture to do something tremendous for societies youth.

Watch the full interview above.

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