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OPINION | Is Trump hoping that Kanye's presidential bid can help him on election day?

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Rapper Kanye West speaks during a meeting with US President Donald Trump in the Oval Office of the White House on 11 October 2018 in Washington. (Photo: Oliver Contreras - Pool/Getty Images)
Rapper Kanye West speaks during a meeting with US President Donald Trump in the Oval Office of the White House on 11 October 2018 in Washington. (Photo: Oliver Contreras - Pool/Getty Images)

When Donald Trump announced in 2015 that he would be running in the presidential election, the news was met with a few giggles.

At the time Trump, host of the reality TV show The Apprentice, was a figure that mostly appeared in the entertainment news sections of websites, newspapers and magazines.

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