Rapper Kanye West Says He No Longer Supports Trump: Report
Rapper Kanye West stands during a meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump, left, in the White House in Washington, D.C., U.S. (Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg)

Rapper Kanye West Says He No Longer Supports Trump: Report

Kanye West no longer supports President Trump, Forbes reported, citing an interview with the American rapper who says he plans to run for president.

  • The rapper intends to run for election under the banner of “the Birthday Party.”
    • “I would run as a Republican if Trump wasn’t there. I will run as an independent if Trump is there,” West told Forbes
  • West says he believes he was sick with Covid-19 in February and is suspicious of a potential vaccine, according to Forbes.
  • West denied that his announcement was a publicity stunt for his upcoming album
  • West has selected Michelle Tidball, a preacher from Wyoming, to be his running mate, according to the report
  • NOTE: West has taken almost no concrete steps toward a presidential bid, including filing papers officially declaring a candidacy, qualifying for ballot access or building out a campaign infrastructure
  • Earlier: Kanye West Says He’s Running for President, Twitter Explodes

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