Kanye West has found new confidence in his run for president.
He tweeted on Saturday: “I can beat Biden without writing” after suggesting earlier this week that he could postpone his campaign until 2024.
West on Wednesday morning posted and then deleted tweets suggesting he might not run for president in 2020.
“# 2020VISION or maybe ’24 I guess all blacks are supposed to vote for Biden?” You all want me to run right ??? West said before deleting the tweet, according to Billboard.
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West missed the deadline to appear on ballots for the states of North Carolina, New Mexico, Texas, Michigan, Florida and Indiana, and failed to secure enough petition signatures in South Carolina. He is expected to appear on the Oklahoma state ballot, but it is not known at this time whether enough signatures from his home state of Illinois were submitted to make the November ballot of the state.
West’s campaign has sparked some controversy because of comments he made at a rally he organized in South Carolina on Sunday, where he falsely claimed that Harriet Tubman “never actually released them. slaves, ”adding:“ She just made slaves work for other whites. ”
West was once a staunch supporter of President Trump, even going to the White House to express his support for the president in October 2018. But in an interview with Forbes magazine earlier this month, West said Trump had lost his support when he got wind he hid in the bunker “during the George Floyd protests in June.
President Trump has said these claims are false.
West, who announced his candidacy on July 4, said Biden lacked the “special” factor a candidate needs.
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“I’m not saying Trump is on my way, he can be part of my way. What about Joe Biden? Like come on man, please. You know? The Obama special. Trump’s special. We say Kanye West is special. America needs special people to lead. Bill Clinton? Special. Joe Biden is not special, ”West told Forbes.
West’s wife, reality TV star and makeup mogul Kim Kardashian West, said her husband’s often sporadic tweets were the result of his bipolar disorder.
“As many of you know, Kanye suffers from bipolar disorder,” she said in a statement earlier this week. “Anyone who has this or has a loved one in their life who does it knows how incredibly complicated and painful it is to understand.”
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She said he was a “bright and complicated” person who struggled at times with his sanity.
“As a society, we talk about giving thanks to the whole issue of mental health, but we should also give thanks to the people who live with it when they need it most,” Kardashian West said Wednesday. .