Since Kanye West announced his intention to run for US President in the 2020 election, it’s become increasingly unclear as to what his true intentions are, and whether he will actually follow through with the announcement.
Another thing that seems pretty murky is what the current President thinks of Yeezy entering the race, with Trump giving a few different impressions since the news dropped.
It began with an interview Trump gave to Fox (via The Hill), where it was put to the President that West had recently denounced his support for him. “I’m taking the red hat off in this interview,” West told Forbes.
In response, Trump appeared to completely dismiss Yeezy’s comments about not being a supporter of his campaign. “He is always going to be for us, and his wife is going to be for us,” Trump said.
Nor did he validate the idea of West running a campaign, instead choosing to re-iterate his belief in continued support from the musician.
“[He’s a] very good guy. He is a person that I get along with very well. At the end I think he would support us over anyone else, we have to stop the radical left from taking over our country.”
Just a day later, it appears that Trump is now entertaining the fact that West could really run a presidential campaign.
Responding to a headline that suggested West would more likely be taking votes away from Democratic candidate Joe Biden rather than Trump, the commander in chief responded; “That shouldn’t be hard. Corrupt Joe has done nothing good for Black people!”
That shouldn’t be hard. Corrupt Joe has done nothing good for Black people! https://t.co/R4r0svuT4u
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 11, 2020
So basically none of this has made it any clearer whether Kanye West will mount anything resembling a campaign for president as an independent candidate.
Of course we must also still remember there have been multiple reports that he hasn’t filed any of the necessary paperwork to mount a bid, while he has also missed the deadline to file such paperwork to appear on ballots in a few dozen states.
Whatever the future may hold for West, we’re sure this isn’t the last we’ll hear about this.