Trump Defends Kanye West: He Will Always "Be For Us"
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During an interview with Fox News host Sean Hannity, President Donald Trump touched on the recent news that rapper Kanye West would be running for President in 2020.
“[He’s] a very good guy. He is a person that I get along with very well,” President Trump said during the interview. “At the end, I think he would support us over anyone else, we have to stop the radical left from taking over our country.”
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Last week, the Grammy-winner announced his intention to run as an independent candidate for the presidency, promising to “realize the promise of America by trusting God, unifying our vision and building our future.”
Despite his announcement, it seems somewhat unlikely that Kanye West could end up as a credible candidate in this year’s presidential election. He has yet to register with the Federal Election Commission, launch a campaign platform, or even garner enough signatures to get his name on the November ballot. West has also already missed the deadline to file as an independent candidate in six states.
“He is always going to be for us, and his wife is going to be for us,” the President added while referring to Kanye West's wife Kim Kardashian.
Last Saturday, rapper Kanye West announced that he was running for President of the United States in 2020.
“We must now realize the promise of America by trusting God, unifying our vision and building our future,” West wrote. “I am running for president of the United States! #2020VISION”
Since President Donald Trump took office, West has been very vocal about politics in America. Just last year, the rapper praised the Republican Party for abolishing slavery: “Abraham Lincoln was the Whig Party, that’s the Republican Party that freed the slaves.”
“That’s the Republican Party that freed the slaves,” West added.
Earlier this year, West also made it clear that he would be voting in the 2020 election.
“And we know who I’m voting on,” West said. “And I’m not going to be told by the people around me and the people that have their agenda that my career is going to be over. Because guess what: I’m still here!”
“Black people are controlled by emotions through the media,” West added. “The media puts musicians, artists, celebrities, actors in a position to be the face of the race, that really don’t have any power and really are just working for white people. When it’s said like that, it’s kind of obvious, right? We emotionally connect to someone of our color on TV and feel that this person is speaking for us. So let me say this: I am the founder of a $4 billion organization, one of the most Google-searched brands on the planet, and I will not be told who I’m gonna vote on because of my color.”
“Both my parents were freedom fighters, and they used to drink from fountains they were told they couldn’t drink from, and they used to sit in restaurants where they were told they couldn’t eat from,” West continued. “They didn’t fight for me to be told by white people which white person I can vote on.”
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