Few seem to be taking Kanye West’s alleged bid for the presidency seriously, with the exception of West himself.
Elon Musk once voiced support for West on Twitter, but in a since-deleted Tweet, acknowledged that he “may have more differences of opinion than I anticipated,” after West stated that he was both anti-abortion, and anti-vaccination, in a recent interview with Forbes.
But now, Chance the Rapper has come out as one of West’s high-profile supporters, during a conversation with his followers on Twitter. Chance tweeted: “I get that you’ll want to reply that you’re just tryna ‘get trump out’ but in this hypothetical scenario where you’re replacing Trump, can someone explain why Joe Biden would be better??” Ten minutes later, he came to the conclusion that:
Chance’s Tweet implies that he’s not so much a Kanye supporter as he is a Biden skeptic, but his followers mercilessly mocked the rapper for taking West’s supposed presidential run seriously.
West has reportedly failed to file any of the necessary paperwork for running for office, and during his last interview, gave very few specifics of what actually he wanted to do with the presidency. At best, he came across as a harmless eccentric, promoting his next album through his distinctive style of marketing, attracting attention through any means necessary.
At worst, he came across as a misinformed anti-vaxxer – not a great opinion to hold during the best of times, let alone during a global pandemic.
But Chance seems to hold West in higher esteem, applying radically progressive political positions to Kanye, none of which he stated support for during his last interview.
Kanye West has, seemingly, left it far too late to run in 2020. But if he’s as serious as Chance believes he is, perhaps the inevitable media attention will give him a real opportunity for 2024.
Constantly coming out with outrageous opinions certainly worked wonders for Trump.