Donald Trump signed a pledge on Thursday morning to the Republican Party, ruling out a run as a third-party candidate in the general election if he does not win the 2016 Republican nomination.
“I will be totally pledging my allegiance to the Republican Party and the conservative principles for which it stands,” Trump said at a press conference in New York City. “And we will go out and we will fight hard and we will win.”
But during the 69-year-old’s press conference, reporters took the opportunity to ask questions about Kanye West’s recent announcement that he was running for president in 2020.
“Kanye West, I love him,” the Republican candidate said. “Maybe in a few years, I’ll have to run against him. I don’t know. I’ll take that back. He’s been so nice to me. You people have sort of seen—because I’ve been a counter puncher. I only hit people when they hit me. And Kanye West is so great. I would never say bad things about him because he says such nice things about me.”
However, this isn’t the first time Trump has admitted to liking the rapper. Just two days after Yeezy announced his run at the MTV VMAs, the politician told Rolling Stone that Kim Kardashian’s husband has “said very nice things about me in the past … extremely positive things … I was actually watching, I saw him [announce his candidacy on the VMAs], and I said, ‘That’s very interesting. I wonder who gave him that idea?'”
Donald added, “He’s actually a different kind of person than people think. He’s a nice guy. I hope to run against him someday.”
If it came down to Trump or West … who would you choose to run our nation?