Kanye West Seemingly Accepts Defeat in 2020 Presidential Race

Yes, Kanye West has still been running for president all this time. On the Fourth of July, the rapper announced that he would be running for president in the 2020 election. Many thought he was joking as he had missed the deadline to be included on the ballot in many states. Despite this, Kanye still ran as a write-in candidate through the election. Last night, he seemed to accept defeat.

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Kanye West’s campaign

Though Kanye had mentioned running for president before, he waited until the Fourth of July to officially announce his run for office.

“We must now realize the promise of America by trusting God, unifying our vision, and building our future. I am running for president of the United States! #2020VISION,” he tweeted.

Kanye reportedly ran under the Birthday Party with Michelle Tidball, a preacher from Wyoming, as his running mate. When he first announced his run, he wasn’t particularly worried about the competition.

“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.”

As far as the things pressing the country like the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, West hadn’t given much thought as to a gameplan.

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“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.”

How did Kim Kardashian West feel about Kanye running?

Kim Kardashian West never publicly endorsed her husband or encouraged others to vote for him.

“Deep down Kim isn’t taking this seriously,” a source told HollywoodLife before the election. “She knows she’s not going to be The First Lady. It’s just stressful because it’s getting so much attention and she knows it’s not really going anywhere.”

On election day, Kim also liked a tweet posted by Kid Cudi showing Cudi wearing an “I voted” sticker with the caption, “Vote for Biden if you a real one.”

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Kanye West concedes

On election night, West seemingly conceeded by tweeting “WELP” and “KANYE 2024.” The tweet has since been deleted and replaced with a new tweet of the rapper standing in front of a map of red and blue states with the caption “KANYE 2024.”

So, while Kanye may recognize that he can no longer win the election this year, he seems to have set his sights on the next four years. Kim has yet to comment.