A third man has entered the race for the White House. This is rapper Kanye West. Wacky or remote-controlled application? Everyone can make their own opinion. In any case, the singer is still in the race in a few American states. For example in Colorado, Minnesota and Iowa where Kanye West’s name will be on the ballots. On the other hand, his name will not appear in Florida, Texas and Michigan, where the hip-hop star did not apply on time.
Kanye West, 43, was born in Atlanta, has been a rap star since the mid-2000s. He’s a billionaire too. He had huge success with the album The College Dropout in 2004. Producer, businessman and husband of American reality TV star Kim Kardashian. And politically, Kanye West was a great admirer of Donald Trump, whom he met in the Oval Office in the fall of 2018.
President Trump and Kanye West meet at the White House to discuss prison reform. https://t.co/3wnk9PICxi
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Last summer in South Carolina, Kanye West announced his candidacy for President of the United States at a surreal press conference, where he appeared surrounded by fans, dressed in a bulletproof vest. His discourse is totally disjointed on weapons, faith, slavery or abortion. At one point, Kanye West burst into tears. Kim Kardashian will explain a few days later that her husband has bipolar disorder and that he really needs help and support. And this is probably still the case today when we see what he posted Wednesday, September 16 on the social network Twitter, including a photo of him urinating on a Grammy award.
The rapper has just granted a lunar interview to the New York Times in which he explains, in a somewhat enlightened speech, that he is walking towards the White House. Its program: bring prayer back to schools, allocate more federal funds to religious organizations. The American daily also reports that it has banned members of its campaign team from having sex outside of marriage. On the Democratic side, we fear a little this candidacy, and that it is in fact remote-controlled by the Republican camp to go and grab a few votes in a few key states.
In national polls, Kanye West is credited with only 2% of the voting intentions. But in the United States, the election is sometimes played very little. In 2016, in Wisconsin for example, Donald Trump won by only 26,000 votes over Hillary Clinton, and won all the major voters in that state. Except that the result might have been different without the presence of a third candidate, a libertarian who had managed to convince a few tens of thousands of voters.