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    On Thursday, Donald Trump voiced hope that Kanye West would support him in the presidential election race even though the famous rapper earlier signaled his unwillingness to do so.

    US President Donald Trump has expressed confidence that renowned rapper Kanye West will manage to take away African American votes from presumptive Democratic presidential hopeful Joe Biden during the 3 November elections.

    “That shouldn’t be hard. Corrupt Joe has done nothing good for Black people!”, POTUS tweeted on Saturday when commenting on a report, in which a Trump campaign advisor discussed the hip-hop icon stealing the black vote from Biden.

    Twitter users were immediately there, with many blaming the US president for being corrupt himself and urging him to resign. 

    “Who is calling whom corrupt”, one user noted, while another netizen wondered whether Trump “studied for the cognitive test”.

    Some, however, supported Trump, praising him as the “best president ever” and lambasting Biden’s “corrupt agenda”.

    One netizen suggested that as far as West is concerned, he “just wants publicity” when it comes to his decision to run for the presidency.

    Trump’s remarks came after he told Fox News that he hopes the famous rapper would back the president's November election campaign.

    "I like his voice being heard but he has always been for us, he is going to be with us and his wife [Kim Kardashian West] is going to be with us. [….] He is a very good guy, a person that I get along with very well, and in the end, I think he will support us", the US president said.

    This was preceded by the rapper’s interview with Forbes, during which he confirmed his intention to enter the election race and made it clear that he doesn’t back Trump. West previously signalled his support for Trump, meeting the president in the Oval Office in October 2018.

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