Kanye West claims he's here to hurt Joe Biden, Internet says Kim Kardashian and rapper are 'crooks like Trump'
West was eager to criticize Biden and even implied that he was here to 'damage' the former vice president's White House chances
Kanye West is not leaving any stone unturned ahead of the 2020 US presidential elections. The 43-year-old rapper clarified in an interview with Forbes via text on August 6 that instead of running for president, he was “walking" and then quickly added that he was "walking. . . to win". Not just that, when he was told that he practically couldn't get 270 electoral votes, he said, “I’m not going to argue with you. Jesus is King.”
Amid various reports that Republican and Trump-affiliated political operatives are trying to get West on various state ballots for November’s presidential election, the billionaire rap superstar indicated that he was, in fact, running to siphon votes from the presumptive Democratic nominee, Joe Biden. The interview was being taken by the editor of Forbes Magazine, Randall Lane, who said that West did not respond when asked if he is being used. When the editor pointed out to West that the slapdash operation to get him on the ballot, which includes one operative previously arrested for voter fraud and multiple West “electors” from the same address, didn’t feel like a Kanye West production, West replied it was a “God production".
At the end of the interview, when asked if he was trying to assuage Biden's White House chances, he said, "I’m not denying it, I just told you." He rebuffed various attempts to clarify whether his ballot strategy is being controlled or guided by Republican-affiliated officials. West also mentioned in the interview about his continuing relationship with the Trump White House. He said he’s “designing a school within the next month” and that “I’m meeting with Betsy DeVos about the post-Covid curriculum.”
Previously, we reported how Donald Trump was directly asked about claims that GOP operatives are trying to help the rapper's election bid. At that moment, Trump replied while supporting Kanye and praising his wife Kim Kardashian, "No, not at all. Other than I get along with him very well. I like him." The president then gushed, saying that he likes Kanye’s wife during a White House Press Conference on August 5.
During the 2016 elections, Kanye had openly shown his support for Trump. This was seen as an attempt to garner publicity since the rapper is a public figure — a designer, producer and has a huge brand. More recently, after West announced that he will be running as a candidate for elections, the public witnessed his famous emotional meltdown and his wife coming in support of him. The KKW Beauty mogul Kim Kardashian decided not to have her husband's mental health issue on tape as soon as he went off the rails at his first presidential rally on July 19.
After it was apparent in the Forbes interview that West was here to hurt Biden, the Internet was quick to say Kardashians are crooks like Trump. Many enraged users felt that Kanye's stint was an insult to Black voters. A user wrote, "He is insulting black voters. He doesn’t understand black voters take their votes very seriously and will not waste their time with him."
Kanye West: I’m Here to Hurt Joe Biden https://t.co/0ihjKnDyIa— #TuckFrump (@realTuckFrumper) August 6, 2020
Some retorted, "He sure doesn't care about major issues. He can take his rich self back to his mansion and stay there for the rest of his life.”
He sure don't care about major issues. He can take his rich self back to his mansion and stay there for the rest of his life.— B.C. Justice (@BC42766710B) August 6, 2020
People believe that Kanye is being “used” by Republicans in their campaign. “If Kanye’s family really wants to protect him, get him out of the hands of Republican racist. Kanye is being USED & will be humiliated... for what, to get Biden. Kanye’s vulnerability shouldn’t be taken advantage of and it’s disturbing that the GOP are sadly encouraging this."
If Kanye’s family really wants to protect him, get him out of the hands of Republican racist😡— mom (@fiesta5) August 6, 2020
Kanye is being USED & will be humiliated ..for what, to get Biden🤦🏻♀️
Kanye vulnerability shouldn’t be taken advantage of ... & it’s disturbing that the GOP are sadly encouraging this😡
Others called Kanye and Kim “crooks like Trump” who have no real product to sell. "They are crooks like Trump. They have no real product to sell, yet they're 'celebrities'. Kanye doesn't have a voice or any hits, is mentally disabled and Kim had NOTHING. Really. Why is anyone paying any attention to crooks, I'm not sure," tweeted a user.
@kanyewest and @KimKardashian are crooks like @realDonaldTrump. They have no real product to sell, yet they're "celebrities". Kanye doesn't have a voice or any hits, is mentally disabled and Kim had NOTHING. Really. Why is anyone paying any attention to crooks, I'm not sure.— JstSpknMyMnd (@JstSpknMyMnd) August 6, 2020
One asked why Kanye is eager to support a racist president like Trump. “Why does Kanye West support a racist president that doesn’t believe in Black Lives Matter?”
Why does Kanye West support a racist president that doesn’t believe in Black Lives Matter?— Paul Revere (@PaulRevere2020) August 6, 2020
Well, with all the hullabaloo around the presidential elections, only time will tell who really clinches the crown.