Barack Obama Offers Presidential Advice to Kanye West

President Barack Obama Advises Kanye West
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President Barack Obama and Kanye West appeared at a fundraiser in San Francisco Saturday morning, and Obama seized the opportunity to remark upon West’s plans to run for president, which he announced at MTV’s Video Music Awards in August.

“In a little while you are going to hear from a guy who is thinking about getting into politics,” Obama said to a packed house at San Francisco’s historic Warfield Theater.

“It couldn’t get any stranger,” the president continued, before offereing the rapper some advice “in case Kanye is serious about this whole POTUS thing, or, as Kanye calls it, ‘peezy.'”

“You’ve got to deal with strange characters who behave as if they are on a reality TV show,” Obama said. “Saying you have a beautiful dark twisted fantasy — that’s what’s known as off-message in politics,” he joked, referring to West’s blockbuster 2010 album “My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy.” “You can’t say something like that. There are a lot of people who have lost their congressional seats saying things like that.”

And POTUS’ jokes didn’t stop there. “Do you really think this country is going to elect a black guy from the south side of Chicago with a funny name to be president of the U.S.?” he said.

Obama travels to Los Angeles Saturday evening for three fundraisers, including one at the home of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” director JJ Abrams and another where Jamie Foxx will perform.

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  1. Benjamin says:

    This is what is on our great nation’s leaders mind? Really? He isn’t saying anything about war vets who lost their legs, arms or other body parts in fighting for our country? He isn’t saying anything about our nation’s elderly and disabled citizens who are abused and neglected in group homes and residential facilities? He is silence about the homeless vets dying in our streets while we give services and supports to illegal aliens? Really? Oh pleaasseeeeee.

  2. Dick Enormous says:

    Kanye West is a total idiot.

  3. BobC. says:

    The best advice for Kanye would be to stop being so angry, mean-spirited and insolent.

  4. spike says:

    man that’s a comedy of errors. advice from one bozo to another!

  5. lindsey says:

    clown time all around

  6. Jimmy Green says:

    why would the potus even dignify the statements of this kanye clown? shameful

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