Russell Simmons: Friendship with Trump is over
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Russell Simmons, who once called Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpTillerson: Russia already looking to interfere in 2018 midterms Dems pick up deep-red legislative seat in Missouri Speier on Trump's desire for military parade: 'We have a Napoleon in the making' MORE a pal of “many years,” now says his friendship with the president is officially over.

“Not anymore,” the record executive told The New York Daily News of his more than decade-long relationship with Trump. “I’m sure he doesn’t consider me a friend after some of the statements I’ve made.”

The Def Jam founder says while he once spent virtually “every weekend” at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida and “was with him on his first date” with first lady Melania, he cut off his buddy the day the real estate mogul announced his White House bid in 2015.

“I said, ‘I’d rather Kim Kardashian be president,’ so he called the office and that was the end of our friendship,” Simmons told the News in a Monday interview. Simmons says he declined to take Trump’s call.

Simmons, who said last year that Trump has “fueled the fires of hate” and who endorsed Democratic presidential nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonTrump touts report Warner attempted to talk to dossier author Poll: Nearly half of Iowans wouldn’t vote for Trump in 2020 Rubio on Warner contact with Russian lobbyist: It’s ‘had zero impact on our work’ MORE, says he hasn’t spoken to Trump since then.

“Well, you know, all of our friends have issues — I have issues,” Simmons, 59, says now. “I accept people as they are as long as they're not running for president.”