During the vice-presidential debate on Wednesday night, rapper Kanye West tweeted out a video showing Democratic vice president nominee Kamla Harris wearing a hat with the writing “Vote Kanye”, while Republican Vice President Mike Pence wearing a hat that read “Kanye 2020 Vision.”
The tweet was linked to a website that offers his branded election apparel, as well as lists his 10-point election platform, each of which is followed by a Bible verse.
On July 4 of this year, West announced his candidacy for president. During his only campaign event—held in North Charleston, South Carolina on July 19 — West wore a bulletproof vest and claimed that Black abolitionist Harriet Tubman never freed any slaves.
In an interview on July 8, West told that he considers a coronavirus vaccine “the mark of the beast,” a Biblical reference to a mark denoting followers of a false leader or an anti-Christ. He further added, the vaccine developers “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.”
Several political commentators have publicly wondered whether West’s presidency is a genuine one or merely a publicity stunt.
On October 11, 2018, West met Trump in the White House.
West’s visit reportedly left Trump “speechless and confused” and White House aides “embarrassed” as West mentioned his love of North Korea, how his red “Make America Great Again” hat makes him “feel like Superman”.
According to an article, written by Andrew Solender, and published on Forbes, West’s presidential proposition could take more voters away from Trump than Biden.