President Obama Tells Kanye West How to Win White House (Video)

“Saying you have a beautiful dark twisted fantasy — that’s what’s known as off-message,” President says introducing hip-hop star at San Francisco fundraiser on Saturday

Last Updated: October 10, 2015 @ 4:53 PM

President Barack Obama gave Kanye West some advice on the 2020 presidential campaign that  the hip-hop star announced at the MTV Video Music Awards in August.

“It couldn’t get any stranger,” the president said when the two appeared at a fundraiser in San Francisco Saturday morning for the Democratic National Committee. “In case Kanye is serious about this whole POTUS thing, or, as Kanye calls it, ‘Peezy,’ I do have advice for him.”

“You’ve got to deal with strange characters who behave as if they are on a reality TV show, so you gotta be cool with that,” Obama continued. “Saying you have a beautiful dark twisted fantasy — that’s what’s known as off-message in politics.” The president was of course referring to West’s 2010 album “My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy.”

“Do you really think this country is going to elect a black guy from the south side of Chicago with a funny name to be president of the U.S.?” Obama added to great applause at the Warfield theater. “That is crazy. That’s cray.”

Air Force One landed at San Francisco International Airport late Friday night, where the president was greeted by California Gov. Jerry Brown and San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee.

Obama will travel to Los Angeles Saturday night for three more DNC fundraisers, one of which will take place at the home of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” director JJ Abrams, as well as another where Jamie Foxx is scheduled to perform.

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During today’s DNC fundraiser in San Francisco, President Obama offered three pro tips to Kanye West, who recently said…

Posted by ABC7 News on Saturday, October 10, 2015