Once upon a time, music mogul Russell Simmons and President Donald Trump were very good friends. After all, billionaires of a feather flock together, and the two native New Yorkers were so tight that Trump even wrote the forward to two of Simmons' books, and Simmons accompanied Trump on his first date with Melania Knauss. But after 30 years of friendship, Simmons made the decision to cut ties with Donald Trump after seeing the real estate mogul's true colors once he got involved in politics.
Though Simmons started separating himself from Trump when he first announced that he would be running for president in 2015, one comment really puts the nail in the friendship coffin: Simmons said that Kim Kardashian would make a better president than Donald Trump on Fox News.
“We haven’t been friends since the day he announced and I said, ‘I’d rather Kim Kardashian be president,’ so he called the office and that was the end of our friendship,” Simmons told the New York Daily News. He also added that he didn't even bother answering Trump's call, and told his assistant to tell the future POTUS to reference the video if he had any questions. He hasn't been in contact since.
Russell Simmons is now planning to spearhead a "resistance" against his former friend's unconstitutional anti-Muslim ban. He added that although he felt he had to end his friendship with Donald Trump because of his harmful politics, he is generally a very understanding friend. "Well, you know, all of our friends have issues — I have issues,” said Simmons. “I accept people as they are as long as they’re not running for president.”