DL Hughley slams Kanye West for White House bid, compares him to Trump: ‘They’re both amoral and narcissistic’
The actor also claimed that if the ‘Jesus is King’ singer becomes the president, his White House won’t be different from the 74-year-old’s
DL Hughley has taken a dig at Kanye West, saying he knows why the 43-year-old rapper likes US President Donald Trump so much. He said both West and Trump are the same "narcissistic" persons and also claimed that if the ‘Jesus is King’ singer becomes the president, his White House won’t be different from the 74-year-old’s. West announced on the Fourth of July that he was running for president in 2020. On Twitter he wrote: “We must now realize the promise of America by trusting God, unifying our vision, and building our future. I am running for president of the United States 🇺🇸! #2020VISION.” His announcement set the internet on fire, leaving millions surprised. Hughley reportedly was also as shocked as others but said he thinks it makes sense.
‘The Comedy Get Down’ star appeared on 'The View' on Friday, July 17. When asked about West’s presidential bid, he did not hold back. Hughley said the potential presidency of West, who he called "honorary" white man in his book ‘Surrender, White People! Our Unconditional Terms for Peace’, will be just like Trump’s first term as president. “Discernibly, they’re the same type of men: they’re both amoral, they’re both narcissistic and neither reads. And I’ve seen both of their wives naked. So I think they’re exactly the same type,” Hughley told the show. Besides, slamming West, Hughley also shared his experience with the Covid-19 illness. "I actually knew I was gonna pass out. Then I thought well, you know, if I have to go I might as well be doing something I love,” said the father of three who collapsed on stage during his comedy show in Tennessee nearly a month ago. “Nothing is more sobering than actually being in a Covid-19 unit in two different cities.” Hughley added that he was more worried about the people who may have contracted the virus after coming in contact with him. "I was actually more concerned with my son who contracted it, some of the people that I work with who contracted it," he added.
‘The Original Kings of Comedy’ star’s appearance on 'The View' came after he slammed West for supporting Trump. The criticism happened way earlier after the father of four announced he was running for the White House in 2020. “I think you can be a Black Republican and be a redeemable human being. You can’t be a Black Trump supporter and be a redeemable human being. You can’t. It’s impossible to be humane and a Black Trump supporter. It’s impossible to do that based on all the things he does and continues to do,” Hughley said on 'The Clay Cane Show'. “The things he says and how detrimental he’s been. I can’t think of one black Trump supporter that I find redeemable in the most basic way. Name me one that isn’t bat sh*t crazy…name me one,” he added.
Meanwhile, West shared a photoshopped picture of himself on Mount Rushmore on Twitter. The South Dakota mountain features the carved out faces of four US presidents — George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln and Theodore Roosevelt — honoring their role in American history. And it seems the rapper has already envisioned himself as the successful leader of the US as he added his edited face alongside them. He tweeted the picture with the caption, “2020”.