Evidence emerged that Republicans were working to put Kanye West on the presidential ballot – including in the vibrant state of Wisconsin – the Daily Beast reported on Thursday night that some of President Donald Trump’s allies are wary of this effort.
It is not clear whether Trump himself was involved in the conspiracy. He denied knowledge of the plan and only expressed affection for West when recently asked by the press about the matter.
But the basic logic of the strategy is transparent, if not the correct fact: Having West on the ballot could pull the vote away from Biden and give Trump an advantage, especially if the race is tight. in important states.
Some have criticized the fundamental ideas of the apparently racist strategy, arguing that Black voters would easily leave Biden for a novel campaign by a Black celebrity. . And the Daily Beast reported on Thursday that a top voter for the president, John McLaughlin, did not buy this theory.
“[It] can be drawn from Trump. Black people don̵7;t like Biden, “he said.” Blacks who dislike Biden in the two-way race will vote for the president. Now they can look at Kanye. “
The Daily Beast also reported:
Seven sources in his president’s political trajectory – senior government officials, GOP members, campaign advisers, and individuals close to Trump – have had some mixed reactions when discussing. about Kanye this week.
There are some who have loudly applauded the budding GOP-related filthy trick to boost West’s bizarre run, arguing that at least it would be a challenge, if it somehow made the Team. Biden fell into a critical state. Some say that the West should seek professional help and support from loved ones, rather than embarking on a lengthy bid for the White House.
Forbes also reported on West’s bizarre breakthrough following an exclusive written interview with the music star. It notes:
In a wide-ranging interview with Forbes Last month on his political aspirations, West, who has never voted before, laid a foundation for his “Birthday Party” including a pro-life plan accusing Planned Parenthood. was set in cities by white supremeists, a management style modeled after the fictional Wakanda country in Black Panther and the anti-vaccine conspiracy theories. In that interview, West also claimed that was devaluing Trump. “I’m wearing a red hat, with this interview.” His reasoning: “It looked like a big mess to me. I didn’t like the wind that he hid in the bunker.”
However, he secretly criticized Trump beyond that. “Trump is the closest president we’ve ever had in years to allow God to remain part of the conversation,” he said.
And West eagerly criticized Biden, and expressed comfort with the former vice-president’s chances of entering the White House. “I don’t deny it; I’m just telling you.”
However, after that interview was announced, West threw a splash of cold water on Twitter, arguing that he was only doing so to hurt Biden:
Of course, no one seriously believes West can win with the chaotic “campaign” effort he has put in place. So either he just lied to cover up for his real purpose, or, as many fears and his wife suggested, he loses touch with reality and struggles with matters. mental health. If that’s the case, it would be a shame that any of the GOP members cheered on him.