US President Donald Trump said Tuesday that rapper Kanye West's statement that he was running for president was "very interesting."
In response to West's claim that he was going to play Trump – for whom the musician has expressed his support in the past – Trump told White House reporters: "He can."
West's, 43, statement on Twitter that he was seeking the highest office in the country has been retweeted half a million times and "liked" a million.
"If he did, he would have to see this as a trial run of what's going to happen in four years," Trump said, noting that it might be too late for West to register in some states and the infrastructure is missing for a presidential offer.
West, who visited Trump in the Oval Office in 2018 and wore a red baseball cap that read "Make America Great Again," announced his planned run on Saturday as the country celebrated Independence Day.
"We must now deliver on America's promise by trusting God, uniting our vision and shaping our future," said the music and fashion mogul.
"I'm running for the President of the United States," he said with an icon of a US flag and the hashtag "2020Vision".
He has not given details of his alleged campaign.