Kanye West a dévoilé de nouveaux plans pour sa candidature à l'élection présidentielle de 2020 et dit qu'il a "perdu confiance" en Donald Trump.
In a large interview with Forbes magazine, West explained the vision for his candidacy, although he has never voted before in his life.
While West runs under the banner of The Birthday Party – “because when we win, it’s everyone’s birthday” – he has yet to officially announce any sort of team or campaign structure.
He said he is currently being advised by his wife, reality star and articling lawyer Kim Kardashian-West, and businessman Elon Musk.
West said he had the idea of running for president in the shower.
“I write raps in the shower. It struck me when I said, ‘You’re going to run for president’ and I started to laugh hysterically.
“And I just laughed in the shower, I don’t know for how long, but that’s when it hit me. “
The Grammy-winning rapper said he would have to make a firm decision about his candidacy for the White House next month, or he would miss the deadline to appear on the ballot in most states.
West has already failed to register as an independent candidate in several states, according to American political site Ballotpedia, notably in New York, North Carolina and Texas.
Although he had previously been a staunch supporter of Mr. Trump, the musician said he was not impressed with the way the President had handled the coronavirus crisis and the fallout from the murder of George Floyd.
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“It sounds like a big mess to me,” he said, adding that he would have presented himself as a Republican if Mr. Trump was not in power.
West was also not complimentary to Democratic candidate Joe Biden.
Biden said controversially in an interview with the famous American radio show The Breakfast Club that black people who could not decide to vote for him or for Mr. Trump “were not black.” He then apologized.
“To say that the black vote is democratic is a form of racism and white supremacy,” said West, adding that he agreed to remove black voters from the Democrats.
When asked for his political ideas, West said he had no tax or foreign affairs plans yet.
Although he says he is traditionally a Republican, he said he is against the death penalty because it goes against the Ten Commandments.
He also seemed to have a warmer approach to China than Mr. Trump, distancing himself from the president’s comments during the COVID-19 crisis.
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“It is not China’s fault for this disease. It is not the fault of the Chinese people. They are also the people of God. I love China. ”
But West said he was cautious about a coronavirus vaccine.
“It is the mark of the beast. They want to put fries in us. ”
He also pointed to unsubstantiated allegations that vaccines cause paralysis in children.
The Centers for Disease Control And Prevention say that Guillain-Barre syndrome, which can sometimes cause paralysis, is rarely contracted after a vaccine, and most people recover.
West also said he was against abortion and claimed that Planned Parenthood clinics “had been placed inside cities by white supremacists to do the devil’s work.”
“Trump and Biden, bow down gracefully. It is the land of God, we do everything in the service of God, more than God. “