Rapper Kanye West on Monday launched his first official marketing campaign video in his long-shot bid to be elected U.S. president on Nov. 3, specializing in faith and households.
West, 43, who launched his marketing campaign for the White House with erratic statements on his social media accounts in July, is on the official poll in a handful of U.S. states, in accordance with U.S. media, however has no mathematical likelihood of successful.
In Monday’s video, the musician and clothier requested supporters to vote for him as a write-in candidate.
“By turning to faith, we will be the kind of nation, the kind of people, that God intends us to be,” West says within the video, that includes households at prayer and nature photographs.
The video was the primary main bid by West, previously one among President Donald Trump’s largest movie star supporters, to be taken as a severe contender for the White House. He has completed little campaigning underneath his self-styled Birthday Party as concern grew over his psychological well being.
The “Heartless” singer, who has 21 Grammy awards, mentioned in 2018 that he suffered from bipolar dysfunction.
Some political analysts consider that West’s run for workplace may siphon some Black supporters away from Democrat Joe Biden within the presidential election.
West has spent some $5.eight million on his marketing campaign this yr, in accordance with a submitting with the Federal Election Commission. Most of the funding comes from a $6.7 million mortgage from himself.
His kanye2020.nation web site carries adverts for hoodies, hats and t-shirts starting from $40 to $160.
It additionally units out a 10-point coverage platform that features reform of policing and the justice techniques, lowering pupil debt, and restructuring the training system to higher serve weak individuals.
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