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Kanye West has attracted controversy from fans by declaring support for President Trump and publicly wearing a MAGA hat. But now he has another person in mind for the US President.
“God is so good,” the 19-time Grammy-winning artist tweeted on Tuesday. “Today, for the first time in my life, I vote for the President of the United States, and it is for someone I truly trust … me.”
This 43-year-old rapper has attracted the attention of fans when announcing to run for president on Independence Day. But West was only successful in becoming a candidate in 12 states.
These states included Tennessee, Colorado and Mississippi but not his home state of Illinois. Because of the limited votes that West appeared, he could not earn enough votes to become the next US president.
West spent $ 10.3 million on his campaign, according to a report submitted to the Federal Election Commission. He’s voting at 0%, according to the latest Ipsos / Reuters poll.
Many have accused West of carrying out a revelation campaign against presidential candidate Joe Biden. A disclosure campaign is meant to attract votes from another candidate.
NPR’s Barbara Sprunt has reported on the number of ways Republicans have pushed up Western bids. Trump’s campaign and Republican National Committee have denied any coordination with West’s campaign.
West’s wife, reality TV star Kim Kardashian West, also tweeted an Election Day message on Tuesday but did not mention her husband’s campaign.
She shared a link to former first lady Michelle Obama’s voter registration and participation organization, When We All Vote.
During the summer, West was criticized for some of the remarks he made during his first election event. West declared on stage that Harriet Tubman’s abolitionism “never truly liberated slavery.”
“She just sent slaves to work for other whites,” said West.
Kim Kardashian West went on social media and asked for empathy after the backlash.
“As many of you know, Kanye has bipolar disorder,” she said, according to CNN. “Anyone who comes across this or has a loved one in their life knows how complicated and painful it is.”
“People close to Kanye know his heart and understand his words sometimes don’t match his intentions,” she wrote.
Kayne West has kept an eye on the presidential election for many years.
He said he was running as an independent candidate under a party he founded called “Birthday Party”, he explained to Forbes for a simple reason. :
“Because when we won, it was everyone’s birthday.”