Kanye West is hinting that his run for president is an effort to siphon votes from Joe Biden. This would make Biden angry but the truth is five minutes from now he won’t remember it anyway.
West is on the ballot in 8 states and will likely get on a couple of more. He has no shot of winning the presidency, but he can change the dynamics in states where the vote is close.
In a conversation with a Forbes editor, the editor noted that conservatives were helping West get on state ballots and asked if he was in it to steal votes from Biden and West cryptically replied that he was walking not running for president.
The Forbes editor confronted him with the fact that he would take votes away from Biden but won’t have nearly enough votes to win, West merely replied, “I can’t argue with that.”
That would seem to indicate that his candidacy is just to help President Trump get reelected.
The New York Times reported on Monday that at least four GOP operatives were trying to help Kanye get on the ballot in swing states where he could give Trump the advantage.
On Tuesday, one of those operatives from Wisconsin was seen dropping off petitions for West in Wisconsin.
We must now realize the promise of America by trusting God, unifying our vision and building our future. I am running for president of the United States ??! #2020VISION
— ye (@kanyewest) July 5, 2020
West and his family have been outspoken supporters of the president and it does not stretch the imagination to believe his candidacy is all about aiding Trump.
West has often been seen sporting a MAGA hat and his wife, Kim Kardashian worked with the president on pardons and the First Step Act.
“We must now realize the promise of America by trusting God, unifying our vision and building our future” he wrote. “I am running for president of the United States! #2020VISION.”