The rapper affirmed in an interview with Forbes Magazine that his campaign was indeed a way to undermine the former Vice President's shot at the White House.
All we needed this year to make things worse, which we didn't think was even possible, was rapper Kanye West's announcement that he's running for President. While the pundits try to move the spotlight away from him, arguing that his candidacy is a ruse that would only lead to the incumbent United States President Donald Trump's re-election, the 'Gold Digger' musician just openly admitted in a Forbes Magazine interview that his run for President was indeed a distraction from Joe Biden—that is, the only man who can save us from the man currently sitting in the White House (bunker).
Good morning! Please don’t vote for Kanye.— DaCosta (@bornonthecoast) August 7, 2020
At the outset, let's recognize one thing: Kanye has no political strategy or real campaign. Unlike his music, his candidacy is ill-composed and lacks relevance to the country's current state of affairs. When confronted with the fact that though he may be "walking to win" in this year's Presidential election, he has no actual chances of appearing on enough ballots to yield 270 electoral votes, he told Randall Lane of Forbes: "I'm not going to argue with you. Jesus is King." If it weren't evident enough before, he's sure got strong parallels to Trump—a fact he won't soon admit. He refused to clarify who was running his political campaign, but, more importantly, whether he had strong or any ties to the Republican Party.
Despite this, he was more than happy to share that he plans to meet with Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos to talk about "the post-[pandemic] curriculum." He added that he is "designing a school within the next month." We're not quite sure who would attend this premier educational institution, to be honest. Meanwhile, President Trump has severed political connections to his would-be competitor but admitted that he fancied him. "I like Kanye very much," he said. "No, I have nothing to do with him getting on the ballot. We'll have to see what happens." Kanye, on the other hand, has flip-flopped like the hottest new summer slides from Adidas regarding his feelings about Trump. At one interview, he claimed, "I am taking the red hat off with this interview... [Trump] looks like one big mess to me. I don’t like that I caught wind that he hid in the bunker.” Then, in another: "Trump is the closest President we’ve had in years to allowing God to still be part of the conversation." God save secularism.
So, Kanye and Trump may not be in cahoots with each other (in public, at least), however, there is one thing we do know. The rapper's Presidential campaign is indeed a direct attack on former Vice President Biden's shot at winning the fast-approaching November elections. Lane argued that Kanye was not only eager to criticize Biden, but "expressed comfort with the idea of doing damage to the former Vice President’s White House chances." "I’m not denying it," Kanye affirmed. "I just told you." Watch out, Mr. Biden—Yeezus is comin' for ya.