Everything You Need to Know About Kanye West’s Presidential Campaign, Including What Party He’s Running With

Kanye West is actually running for president. It’s not a joke and according to him, it’s not a publicity stunt. The rapper turned fashion mogul is now throwing his hat into the presidential ring. Now that West has made his intentions clear, there is a lot that people need to know about him. What is his stance on foreign policy, what are his views on abortion, how would he help America through the COVID-19 pandemic, and what party is he planning on running under?

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What party is West running under?

Previously, West has made his love for President Donald Trump pretty well known, donning the tell-tale red cap whenever he could. But now, he’s withdrawing his support for Trump.

“I’m not saying Trump’s in my way, he may be a part of my way,” he told Forbes. “And Joe Biden? Like come on man, please. You know? Obama’s special. Trump’s special. We say Kanye West is special. America needs special people that lead. Bill Clinton? Special. Joe Biden’s not special.”

West would like to run as a Republican but that isn’t possible in this race.

“I would run as a Republican if Trump wasn’t there,” he told the outlet. “I will run as an independent if Trump is there.”

Who is his vice president?

West is calling his party the Birthday Party because when he wins, “it’s everybody’s birthday.” Right now, his advisors are Elon Musk and Kim Kardashian West. But he has also been speaking with others with more of a political background.

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“I’m speaking with experts, I’m going to speak with Jared Kushner, the White House, with Biden,” he told the outlet.

He’s even already chosen his running mate, Michelle Tidball a preacher from Wyoming.

How would Kanye handle coronavirus (COVID-19)?

One of the issues that has plagued Trump’s presidency is the current pandemic and from the looks of things, this will be something that the next president has to worry about as well.

When asked about the cure for the coronavirus, West gave a very simple answer.

“We pray,” he said. “We pray for the freedom. It’s all about God. We need to stop doing things that make God mad.”

Currently, several companies are working to make a vaccine for the virus, but West isn’t necessarily on board.

“It’s so many of our children that are being vaccinated and paralyzed… So when they say the way we’re going to fix Covid is with a vaccine, I’m extremely cautious,” he said. “That’s the mark of the beast. They want to put chips inside of us, they want to do all kinds of things, to make it where we can’t cross the gates of heaven. I’m sorry when I say they, the humans that have the Devil inside them. And the sad thing is that, the saddest thing is that we all won’t make it to heaven, that there’ll be some of us that do not make it. Next question.”

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Foreign policy

Though West says he has been thinking about running for president for a while, he has yet to do any of the required research. When asked about his foreign policies, he didn’t have any.

“I haven’t developed it yet,” he said. “I’m focused on protecting America, first, with our great military. Let’s focus on ourselves first.”

In fact, he hasn’t really developed any policies.

“I don’t know if I would use the word policy for the way I would approach things,” he told the outlet. “I don’t have a policy when I went to Nike and designed Yeezy and went to Louis and designed a Louis Vuitton at the same time. It wasn’t a policy, it was a design. We need to innovate the design to be able to free the mind at this time.”