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Here’s How Ben Carson Feels About Kanye Calling Him ‘Brilliant’

Kaitlan Collins White House Correspondent

Kanye West said that as soon as he heard Ben Carson speak during the Republican debate, he thought he was “brilliant,” and tried calling him for three weeks straight.

Now the two have finally talked, and the presidential candidate said he was impressed by West.

“I did have an opportunity to talk with him,” Carson said during an interview Sunday. “I was extremely impressed with his business acumen. He knows a lot about business.” (VIDEO: Kanye West: ‘I’m Running For President In 2020’)

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“I talked to him about the possibility of maybe himself and some of the other people in pop culture doing some music that might be uplifting that might give young women a sense of their value and young men a sense of responsibility. I think it could be a tremendous thing in our society.” (RELATED: Chelsea Clinton: A Kanye West Presidential Bid Would Be ‘Awesome’)

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But how does Carson feel about West running for president in 2020?

“Well, I am certainly willing to give him a chance,” Carson said. “He’ll be able to explain things and see if he resonates with the people.” (RELATED: Kanye West Just Called This Republican Candidate ‘Brilliant’)