President Obama Makes Fun Of Kanye’s Plan To Run For President, Brings The House Down (VIDEO)

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During a Democratic National Committee hosted fundraiser, President Obama took a few playful jabs at rapper Kanye West’s new plan to run for President of the United States in 2020.

West, who at times has been a major supporter of Obama, recently did a 180 and claimed to love Ben Carson.

“As soon as I heard [Ben] Carson speak,” West said during an interview, “I tried for three weeks to get on the phone with him. I was like this is the most brilliant guy.”

Carson, who insists the theory of evolution was created by the Satan to tempt Christians and that gun control led to the Holocaust, isn’t exactly known for his “brilliance” outside of the operating room. And given the abhorrent things Carson has been saying during his presidential campaign, it’s no wonder that Obama isn’t jumping at the chance to endorse West as a potential successor.

At the event, which Kanye himself was set to perform at later in the day, Obama told the rapper that he had some suggestions if he was serious about “this whole POTUS thing.”

“But in case Kanye is serious about this whole POTUS thing, or as he calls it ‘Peezy,’” Obama said with a huge grin, “First of all, you gotta spend a lot of time dealing with strange characters who behave as if they are on a reality TV show.” Referencing West’s album, Obama joked, “Saying that you have a beautiful, dark, twisted, fantasy, that’s what’s known as off-message in politics.”

It was his final punchline, however that brought the house down. After giving Kanye those tips, Obama said he was still skeptical about his chances.

“Do you really think this country is going to elect a black guy from the South Side of Chicago with a funny name to be president of the United States? That’s crazy.”

Nobody knows how hard that particular challenge is better than Obama himself, who has managed to pull it off twice.

It’s unclear how Kanye took the jokes. While the president certainly could’ve been much more harsh, West isn’t known for his thick skin when it comes to criticism. Obama, for his part, demonstrated once again that he isn’t merely a good statesman, he’s also a charming guy capable of captivating a room with just a few jokes. It’s a reminder of why a “black guy from the South Side of Chicago with a funny name” was able to become president in the first place.


Reprinted with permission from Addicting Info