In remarks that lasted just over an hour, he spoke out against abortion, sworn in, called for random members to speak, appeared to present policy proposals on the fly, and made comments that left even those present mumble in disbelief.
“Harriet Tubman never really freed slaves. She just made slaves work for other whites, ”he said at one point when discussing economic inequalities.
The event, which was televised live on YouTube and aired on local television channels, did little to clarify whether West is actually trying to win the presidency. The campaign he launched with a July 4 tweet has already missed several deadlines to appear on ballots in major states.