Donald Trump I've Got A History With Kanye ... He LOVES Me!!

11/19/2016 11:42 AM PST

Donald Trump Has A History With Praising Kanye West

Kanye West and Donald Trump go wayyy back -- in fact, Trump implied the two were the best of buds last year -- and it makes the rapper's pledge to the soon-to-be Prez even more believable.

Trump was at a press conference in September 2015 -- just after 'Ye announced his 2020 bid -- and spoke extremely highly of the rapper. Trump even mentions Kanye parades around exclaiming his admiration for the future President-elect, saying, "He goes around saying Trump is my all-time hero."

You'll remember ... Kanye shocked fans and was met with a chorus of boos in San Jose Thursday night after admitting to fans he was Team Trump.

Judging by this video, it doesn't look like 'Ye's comments were as out of left field as everybody thought.