There was a time when Russell Simmons and Donald Trump were the best of friends. Not any longer according to Simmons, who confirmed to the New York Daily News this week.
According to Simmons, the man Trump revealed himself to be over the course of his controversial presidential campaign, isn’t someone with whom he can be chums. In fact, he recalls the moment he cut ties with the President by deciding that he was done taking his calls. “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,”
“I didn’t pick the phone up,” Simmons first became publicly critical of Trump back in December of 2015, when in an open letter directed at the GOP candidate at the time, he famously told him to “stop the bulls**t.” In the letter he recounted them having enjoyed over 30 years of friendship, noting the Trump having regularly flown he and his family out to stay with him in at his Mar-a-Lago resort, taking him on helicopter rides, frequenting his shows, and even writing the forward to a few of his books. But he could not in good conscience continue to stay in his corner, writing, “what’s at stake is bigger than us.”