During an interview today with Forbes, rapper Kanye West says the political party for his 2020 presidential bid is the “Birthday Party.” He reveals little known Wyoming preacher Michelle Tidball as his running mate. In addition, he details his generally right wing political views and lists his wife Kim Kardashian and billionaire Elon Musk as his campaign advisers.
Explaining the name of the new political party for his run, West says “Because when we win, it’s everybody’s birthday.” His campaign slogan is “Yes!” West has yet to file with the FEC. As we mentioned previously, West has already missed out on the deadline for ballot access in multiple states. He seems to suggest he will run in 2024 as well.
West, who claims he had coronavirus in February, says he no longer supports President Trump because of reports Trump went into the White House bunker a few weeks ago. However, West seems okay that his run may take votes from presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, and seems to hint at this as his goal, explaining “I’m not saying Trump’s in my way, he may be a part of my way.” He praises Trump as the “closest president we’ve had in years to allowing God to still be part of the conversation.”
On the other hand, West criticizes Biden as “not special” and took offense to Biden’s declaration that African Americas who do not vote for him are not Black. West remarks “That is a form of racism and white supremacy and white control to say that all Black people need to be Democrat and to assume that me running is me splitting the vote.” He believes the Democratic Party threatens Blacks emotionally into voting for them “to the point where this white man can tell a Black man if you don’t vote for me, you’re not Black.”
As for his political views, West describes himself as pro-life, he opposes capital punishment, and supports prayer in school. He argues that vaccines cause paralysis and that a potential coronavirus vaccine is the “mark of the beast” that could be used to insert chips into Americans. He is still developing his foreign policy and taxation plan.