Russell Simmons: Kim Kardashian Should Run For President, Not Donald Trump (VIDEO)

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Russell Simmons says he thinks Kim Kardashian would be a better president than his longtime friend, Donald Trump. Simmons told HuffPost Live on Thursday, that even though he’s known Trump for years, he doesn’t want to see the real estate mogul win the presidential election in 2016. Watch the video below.

“I don’t like his politics. I don’t think he’ll be good for America at all,” says Simmons, noting, “He makes a lot of news. Doesn’t have as much influence as, say, Kim Kardashian. She would probably be a better president, in my opinion.”

The Def Jam founder says he thinks Trump is a “good business guy,” but his “politics are divisive and hurtful.” Simmons adds, “I would be very afraid for America. Our relationship with the world is already so damaged from the Bush era. We haven’t done that much to fix it, that’s for sure, and he would be terrible from an international standpoint.”

Simmons went on to say that he thinks having someone like Trump, with a strong background in real estate and business, would not help America’s economy. “The rich are already taking advantage of everybody else, and we haven’t done much to change that,” explains Simmons, adding, “You don’t want a big business guy to in charge of this country. You don’t want him to be the president.”

As Gossip Cop reported, Trump announced that he was running for president in New York on Tuesday. What do you think about Russell Simmons’ comments about Donald Trump running for President?

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