Rapper Kanye West and former U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney both criticized President Barack Obama recently.
On Thursday, West sat down with Power 106 FM in Los Angeles and claimed that the president didn’t have the ability to bring forth his promise of change.
“You can’t affect change from inside the White House like that … you gotta have the money,” West said.
He then seemed to change his perspective and said money isn’t the key to coming up with good ideas.
“Good ideas usually aren’t connected to money as much … Creativity and extreme genius are extremely cheap,” he said.
West’s interview then took a twist as he explained he is on a “mission from God” and seemed to warn the president not to stand in his way.
“You do not want to go against the power,” West added. “I’m working on a mission, and that’s a mission from God. I’m gonna make it very clear exactly what I’m here to do. I’m here to help. I’m going to apply all the blessings I’ve got … we’re moving to the future. I’m gonna be the anchor.”
West and the president have had a very shaky relationship in the press.
The president referred to West as a “jacka–” on multiple occasions in 2012 but also acknowledged that he is “smart” and “talented.”
Meanwhile, Obama also was bashed by Cheney on Sunday morning.
During an appearance on “This Week With George Stephanopoulos,” Cheney was questioned about some recent comments he made in the Wall Street Journal.
In his op-ed piece for the paper, he accused the president of purposefully taking America “down a notch.”
On Sunday, ABC News chief White House correspondent Jon Karl asked Cheney what exactly he meant by that.
“It almost seems like you’re accusing the president of treason here,” Karl said.
Cheney didn’t back off the comment, but he added he meant “no disrespect” toward the president.
“He is dramatically limiting the capability of future presidents to deal with crises by virtue of the policies he’s taken,” Cheney said. “The scope of the future problem in part is based upon the unwillingness of the president to recognize we have a problem. They’re still living back in the day they claimed, ‘We got [former al-Qaeda leader Osama] bin Laden, terrorist problem solved.’ That wasn’t true then, it’s even less true today.”