Trump Defeats Kanye: The News Channels Would Love This

By Chris Ariens 

As if the 2016 presidential primary wasn’t a gift enough for the cable and broadcast newsers, next week’s New Yorker cover reminds us what we could be in store for in 2020.

“2020 Vision,” by Barry Blitt re-imagines the iconic 1948 Chicago Tribune front page with Pres. Harry Truman holding up the newspaper declaring he’d been defeated by Dewey. “When one considers Mr. West, it doesn’t take a whole lot of imagination to be reminded of another scrappy kid who won the Presidency, back in 1948, against all odds. The press wrote him off, too,” Blitt says.

2016 GOP front-runner Donald Trump commented on Kanye West’s declaration Sunday night that he’s running for president in 2020. “I love him,” Trump said Thursday. “Now, maybe in a few years I will have to run against him, I don’t know. So I’ll take that back,” he said.

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