Kanye West has aroused controversy from fans when he announced his support for President Trump and wear a MAGA hat in public places. However, he has a different person in mind to vote for U.S Election now, which is himself.
Kanye has aimed for a presidential bid for years. He mentioned that he was running as an independent candidate under a self-created party named “Birthday Party”. This is because when he wins, it’s everybody’s birthday.
The 19-time Grammy-winning artist, Kanye West tweeted “God is so good” on Tuesday. Moreover, he also tweeted “Today I am voting for the first time in my life for the President of the United States, and it’s for someone I truly trust…me.”
On Independence Day, the 43 years old rapper dew headlines when he officially announced that he would run for president this year. However, West only managed to become a candidate in 12 states. These states include Colorado, Tennessee and Mississippi but not his hometown, Illinois.
He failed to earn enough votes to become the next U.S president due to the limited number of ballots West appears on.
Based on the Federal Election Commission reports, West spent $10.3 million on his campaign. Meanwhile, according to the latest Ipsos/Reuters poll, he is polling at 0%.
Many people have accused him of organizing a spoiler campaign against presidential candidate Joe Biden. For your information, a spoiler campaign is created to draw votes away from another candidate.
NPR’s Barbara Spunt has outlined the total number of ways Republicans have increased KWest’s bid. Furthermore, the Republican National Committee and the Trump campaign had refused any coordination with West’s campaign.
During summer, Kanye West was criticized for a few comments he made in his first campaign event. He alleged onstage that abolitionist Harriet Tubman “never actually freed the slaves”. He added that she just let the slaves go work for other white people.
What Kanye West’s wife said
The reality TV star Kim Kardashian West, which is Kanye West’s wife, took to social media and seek empathy following the backlash. According to CNN, Kardashian said Kanye has bi-polar disorder as many people know. “Everyone who encountered this or has loved ones throughout their life will understand how extremely complicated and painful it is.”
She added that those who are close with Kanye know his meaning and understand his words sometimes don’t align with his intentions.
She also tweeted an Election Day message on Tuesday. However, she did not mention her husband’s campaign in the tweet. Instead, she shared a link to former first lady Michelle Obama’s voter registration and engagement organization, When We All Vote.
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