In a new interview with Forbes, Kanye West has outlined his policies for his upcoming presidential bid, saying he is sceptical of a coronavirus vaccine, is anti-abortion and wants a White House organisational model based on Black Panther’s Wakanda.
Announcing that he would run under the banner of The Birthday Party “because when we win it’s everybody’s birthday”, West also revealed his campaign slogan, reading simply “YES”.
West has missed the registration deadline to appear on the ballot in six states, but he argued that he could be added as a written-in candidate.
Despite denouncing his support for Trump, he stated that “Trump is the closest president we’ve had in years to allowing God to still be part of the conversation.”
He also clarified his anti-abortion stance with: “I am pro-life because I’m following the word of the bible,” and said that he wanted to “Reinstate … the fear and love of God in all schools and organisations.”
Kanye also mentioned he had contracted Covid-19 in February, before stating he was wary of a vaccine: “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.”
On foreign policy, he stated: “I haven’t developed it yet. I’m focused on protecting America, first, with our great military. Let’s focus on ourselves first.”
Another policy that he mentioned was: “Clean up the chemicals. In our deodorant, in our toothpaste, there are chemicals that affect our ability to be of service to God.”
Read the full interview here.
UPDATE (15/7/20): Steve Kramer, who had been hired to help get West on the ballot, has been reported as saying “He’s out,” and that he would give more information “once I get all our stuff canceled.”