Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Kanye West announces 2024 presidential campaign – National

Rapper Kanye West, who has legally modified his identify to Ye, has introduced that he intends to run for U.S. president in 2024 in a collection of campaign movies launched late Thursday night.

The transfer follows a beforehand failed presidential bid in 2020 that noticed him garner a measly 60,000 votes.

Within the first of his campaign movies, Ye claims he requested former president Donald Trump to be his working mate. Trump introduced final week that he’s additionally working for president in 2024 after a failed re-election campaign in 2020.

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Ye even polled his Twitter followers, asking what they thought Trump’s response was when the rapper requested him to be his vice-president.

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Within the video following the ballot, titled “Mar-A-Lago Debrief,” Ye claims that his provide left the previous president “perturbed.”

“Trump began principally screaming at me on the desk, telling me I’m going to lose,” Ye mentioned within the video.

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“I imply, has that ever labored for anybody in historical past?” Ye added. “I’m like, maintain on, maintain on, maintain on, Trump, you’re speaking to Ye.”

Ye additionally mentioned within the video that he believed Trump ought to have freed the individuals who have been detained for collaborating within the Jan. 6, 2021 riot on the U.S. Capitol.

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Ye additionally tweeted a textual content trade that seems to indicate that alt-right commentator Milo Yiannopoulous and white nationalist Nick Fuentes have joined his campaign staff. Every of their contacts in Ye’s telephone has YE24 added, the tagline that the rapper has been utilizing in all of his campaign movies.

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Ye’s presidential bid comes on the heels of a slew of damaging scandals across the outspoken rapper and designer.

He provoked outrage throughout Paris Style Week by carrying a T-shirt with the slogan “White Lives Matter,” a phrase that has been utilized by white supremacists to low cost the Black Lives Matter motion.

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Whereas defending himself on-line, Ye made antisemitic feedback that led to him being suspended from Twitter and Instagram.

Ye claimed that his critics have been being paid by a secret cabal of Jewish individuals, a standard antisemitic trope. The Guardian reported that, at one level, he mentioned he would go “death con 3 on JEWISH PEOPLE.”

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The outrage that adopted led Ye’s expertise company to drop him, and a number of trend corporations, together with Adidas, Balenciaga and Hole, reduce ties with him. The rapper later mentioned that he misplaced “two billion dollars in one day” as a result of financial blowback.

A day earlier than saying his presidential bid, Adidas acknowledged that it was launching an investigation into Ye over allegations of harassment in opposition to workers who labored on his Yeezy shoe line. Adidas workers advised Rolling Stone journal that Ye used “mind games” to create a “toxic environment” within the firm.

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Ye is the second individual to announce their 2024 presidential bid, behind Trump. It appears he needs to get an early begin this election after saying his 2020 campaign too late to seem on the poll in a number of states.

Ultimately, Ye was solely listed as a presidential candidate in 12 states in 2020 and held just one rally — through which he broke down while discussing abortion and his then-spouse Kim Kardashian.

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