Only two weeks after entering the race to a lot of fanfare, an adviser for music mogul Kanye West says he won’t be running for president after all.
“He’s out,” adviser Steven Kramer said after being hired to get West’s name on ballots in key states, some of which were beyond the deadline to do so.
Kramer said he would tell the press more about why the hip-hop billionaire was exiting the race after he finished getting all of West’s campaign events and appearances canceled. A poll showed West getting two percent of the vote.
West said he planned to run as an Independent and would have run Republican if not for President Donald Trump. Trump is “the closest president we’ve had in years to allowing God to still be part of the conversation,” West told Forbes.
West also criticized Democrat presumptive nominee Joe Biden for saying in an interview with Charlemagne the God that if he didn’t vote for Biden, he wasn’t black. “That is a form of racism and white supremacy and white control to say that all Black people need to be Democrat,” West said.
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