Superstar Kanye West tested his own 2020 presidential bid, by surprisingly praising Dr. Ben Carson’s candidacy, during an interview with Vanity Fair’s Dirk Standen.

He said: “I want everyone to win. When I run for president, I’d prefer not to run against someone. I would be like ‘I want to work with you.’ As soon as I heard [Ben] Carson speak, I tried for three weeks to get on the phone with him. I was like this is the most brilliant guy. And I think all the people running right now have something that each of the others needs. But the idea of this separation and this gladiator battle takes away from the main focus that the world needs help and the world needs all the people in a position of power or influence to come together”.

Though, it’s not yet clear why West is so impressed with Carson in particular, but it appears to be because of Carson’s positive, optimistic demeanor, in contrast to the “gladiator battle” among certain other candidates.


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