Ye (formerly Kanye West) reportedly asked former president Donald Trump to be his running mate (as in, to run for vice president) in the 2024 presidential election, prompting chat show host Jimmy Kimmel to print and show off his “YE TRUMP” bumper sticker.
The rapper and entrepreneur reportedly brought Nick Fuentes and Milo Yiannopoulos along to Trump’s Mar-a-Lago members-only club for a private dinner last week.
Trump has since said he didn’t know who Fuentes was, or that he would be joining them for the meal. Fuentes confirmed this, according to NBC News.
Either way, NBC quoted an adviser as saying: “The master troll got trolled. Kanye punked Trump.”
Jimmy Kimmel jokes about printing ‘YE TRUMP’ bumper stickers ahead of 2024 presidential race
“It is amazing to think of [Donald Trump] as vice president,” Kimmel said during his opening monologue.
“Imagine him nodding and clapping during the state of the – sitting down and politely standing up. We’d get to watch him die inside every minute of every day.”
He added: “I want to keep this going. This will make him nuts. I even made a bumper sticker. I think he’ll like it. It says ‘YE TRUMP.’ Somebody print these up. Everyone put these on your cars.”
The sticker he holds up has the letters “YE” in red, and “TRUMP” in blue, with five stars above them, and the year 2024 below.
‘Where do I send away for one?’
Commenting on another outlet’s report on Jimmy Kimmel’s “YE TRUMP” bumper stickers, one Grabien reader asked, “Where do I send away for one?”
Meanwhile, a Twitter user encouraged the late-night talk show host to “start taking a liking to Trump and Kanye.”
They then modified their position: “Not Kanye but definitely Trump. I got your ‘YE TRUMP’ bumper sticker and I’m definitely thinking [you got it] right, which is awesome. Trump 2024!”
‘YE TRUMP’ bumper sticker not yet available to buy online
Jimmy Kimmel’s encouragement to his audience to “print these up” is instructive. He hasn’t actually commissioned a print run on bumper stickers promoting a Kanye West, Donald Trump ticket.
But that doesn’t mean they won’t become available at some point in the future. It’s unlikely, however, that they will exist in any official capacity.
For them to be official would mean Donald Trump had agreed to be Kanye West’s running mate. NBC News reports that Ye’s invitation “angered the former president,” who then reportedly “attacked Ye’s ex-wife, Kim Kardashian.”
For what it’s worth, on November 21, The Atlantic wrote about one of the “few outstanding questions” regarding Trump’s 2024 presidential run – who would run alongside him for the role of vice president.
Who are Donald Trump and Kanye West’s running mates likely to be?
The Iowa Capital Dispatch (ICD) reported on November 28 that Trump’s campaign had, on Monday this week, launched an Official Trump 2024 Vice President Poll to ask people who should be his running mate.
It reportedly requires a donation to his campaign before users can enter a name.
The ICD adds that such figures as Kim Reynolds, Kari Lake, Elise Stefanik, Nikki Haley, Tim Scott, Byron Donalds and Ron DeSantis have come up in the speculations of political pundits in recent weeks.
In 2020, Kanye West listed Michelle Tidball, a Christian preacher from Wyoming, as his running mate. The New Yorker profiled her here. Ye has yet to reveal who he plans to run with in 2024.