Donald Trump hopes to run against Kanye West for president in 2020

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Donald Trump Responds to Kanye West's Presidential Run

By now, everyone knows that Kanye West is planning to run for president in 2020 thanks to his 13-minute speech at the MTV Video Music Awards -- even Donald Trump.

The presidential candidate for next year's election admitted to Rolling Stone that he was watching the awards when West boldly announced his presidential plan. "I said, 'That's very interesting. I wonder who gave him that idea,'" Trump told the magazine.

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LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 30: Recording artist Kanye West accepts the Video Vanguard Award onstage during the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on August 30, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/MTV1415/FilmMagic)
Kanye West accepts the video vanguard award at the MTV Video Music Awards at the Microsoft Theater on Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)
Kanye West accepts the video vanguard award at the MTV Video Music Awards at the Microsoft Theater on Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)
Kanye West reacts as he accepts the video vanguard award at the MTV Video Music Awards at the Microsoft Theater on Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)
Kanye West accepts the video vanguard award at the MTV Video Music Awards at the Microsoft Theater on Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)
Kanye West accepts the video vanguard award at the MTV Video Music Awards at the Microsoft Theater on Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 30: Kanye West speaks onstage during the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards held at Microsoft Theater on August 30, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Tran/FilmMagic)
Kanye West accepts the video vanguard award at the MTV Video Music Awards at the Microsoft Theater on Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 30: Kanye West and Taylor Swift onstage during the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards held at Microsoft Theater on August 30, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Tran/FilmMagic)
Taylor Swift, right, embraces Kanye West after presenting him with the video vanguard award at the MTV Video Music Awards at the Microsoft Theater on Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 30: Recording artist Kanye West accepts the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award from Taylor Swift onstage during the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on August 30, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/MTV1415/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 30: Recording artist Kanye West (L) and TV personality Kim Kardashian attend the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on August 30, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/MTV1415/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 30: Kim Kardashian and singer Kanye West arrive at the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on August 30, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
Kanye West, left, and Kim Kardashian arrive at the MTV Video Music Awards at the Microsoft Theater on Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
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West's announcement sparked numerous comparisons of the rapper and Trump, including one by Jimmy Kimmel on Monday (Aug. 31). Although Trump doesn't "quite get it," he didn't seem to mind the idea of facing West in an election.

"He's said very nice things about me in the past... extremely positive things," Trump said. "He's actually a different kind of person than people think. He's a nice guy. I hope to run against him someday."

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If the two do end up going head-to-head in 2020, Trump knows he has already lost one celeb's vote. "Miley Cyrus said, 'Oh, I was going to vote for Trump but now I'm voting for [Kanye],' so it sounded like she was all made up for me and he took her away."

Rihanna has even chimed in on the matter, saying a Yeezus presidency isn't out of the question. "I mean people are voting for [Donald] Trump," she said. "Who wouldn't vote for Kanye?"

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