Donald Trump and Eminem Weren't Always Enemies. Here's Proof

From TIME - October 11, 2017

Eminem may have unleashed a fiery torrent of criticism against Donald Trump on Tuesday night during an aggressive freestyle cypher at the Hip Hop Awards, but the outspoken Detroit rapper and the current president were not always at such political odds. In fact, back in 2004, Trump himself appeared on an Eminem television special to "endorse" the artist for a fictional political run.

Standing at a podiumwith a title card identifying him as the "Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Cash"Trump introduced the "candidate" Slim Shady during the Shady National Convention, a TV stunt that kicked off Eminem's satellite radio channel Shade 45 in 2004.

"Of course I am right. I am always right," Trump said then in his remarks. "I know a winner when I see one. And Donald Trump is telling you, right now, Slim Shady is a winner. He's got brains. He's got guts. And he's got Donald Trump's vote. Ladies and gentlemen, our great candidate, Slim Shady."

Eminem himself also spoke at the "convention," in a rhetorically vapid parody of official party speeches.


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