Kanye West releases first presidential bid video weeks before election, calls for ‘faith and prayer to restore the nation’


Kanye West on Monday released his first campaign video ad for his 2020 presidential bid- just weeks before the election. The video is a little more than a minute long and shows the rapper speaking in front of a video of a black-and-white American flag. The montage shows several black families living a peaceful life and praying and helping each other in the neighbourhood. It is unclear whether the ad will run on TV or just on social media.

In the video, Kanye says, “What is America's destiny? What is best for our nation, our people? What is just, true justice? We have to think about all these things, together as a people. To contemplate our future, to live up to our dream, we must have vision. We as a people will revive our nation's commitment to faith, to what our Constitution calls 'the free exercise of religion', including, of course, prayer. Through prayer, faith can be restored. We as a people are called to a greater purpose than ourselves. We are not only a beacon to the world, but we should be servants to each other, to encourage each other, to help each other, to lift up each other-our fellow Americans, that we may all prosper together."

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The initial video was deleted from the rapper’s social media account and a new one was added. The video’s main purpose appears to be to encourage California’s voters to write him in for the presidential pick, not just vote for him as a Vice-Presidential candidate which he also shared on the state’s ballot.

Kanye’s presidential bid has seen several twists and turns as he failed to qualify for the ballot in several states and had a very public meltdown at his campaign rally. He also went on a twitter rant against wife Kim Kardashian West and later apologized.

(Source: Twitter)