Politics | July 8, 2020 10:14 am

Kanye West Says He’s Post-Trump, Pro-Life and Anti-Vaxx in First Campaign Interview

He also revealed he had coronavirus back in February

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Kanye West attends the 2020 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Radhika Jones.
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Kanye West announced he’s running for president on the 4th of July, and despite the fact that he still hasn’t filed any actual paperwork to get on the ballot yet, he insists it’s for real. In a new, wide-ranging conversation with Forbes that the publication says spanned “four hours of rambling interviews,” West revealed that he’s done with Trump and gave his thoughts on everything from George Floyd to coronavirus.

“It looks like one big mess to me,” West said about the Trump administration. “I don’t like that I caught wind that he hid in the bunker.” Later, he added, “I am taking the red hat off, with this interview.”

The rapper also revealed that he had coronavirus in February. “Chills, shaking in the bed, taking hot showers, looking at videos telling me what I’m supposed to do to get over it. I remember someone had told me Drake had the coronavirus and my response was Drake can’t be sicker than me!”

West also admitted that he’s never voted before and just registered to vote for the first time recently. Despite that, he’s already got a running mate picked out (Michelle Tidball, a preacher from Wyoming) and a new, made-up party (called the Birthday Party). He also outlined some of his policies to Forbes, revealing that he’s pro-life (“Planned Parenthoods have been placed inside cities by white supremacists to do the Devil’s work,” he said), against the death penalty and pro-China. He also is an anti-vaxxer.

“It’s so many of our children that are being vaccinated and paralyzed,” he said. “So when they say the way we’re going to fix Covid is with a vaccine, I’m extremely cautious. That’s the mark of the beast. They 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. I’m sorry when I say they, the humans that have the Devil inside them. And the sad thing is that, the saddest thing is that we all won’t make it to heaven, that there’ll be some of us that do not make it. Next question.”

You can read the interview in its entirety here.

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