Following his visit to former president Donald Trump at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida, Kanye West has disclosed what was discussed in a campaign video promoting his 2024 presidential run.
In 2020, West put himself forward as a US presidential candidate but conceded his run after winning just 50,000 votes. As he withdrew from the last election, West announced plans to run again in 2024, which he confirmed earlier this week as he enlisted the assistance of alt-right voice Milo Yiannopoulos for his campaign.
Donald Trump, who returned to Twitter last week after being removed from the platform following the infamous January 6th US Capitol riots in 2021, is also set to run for president in 2024. He formerly served one term as the country’s 45th president between 2017 and 2021 and is back for more. After filing his application to the Federal Election Commission, he announced his candidacy last week from the Mar-a-Lago hotel in Florida.
Kanye posted on his newly-reinstated Twitter account yesterday morning to announce that he had visited Trump at Mar-a-Lago and had asked him to be his running mate.
“First time at Mar-a-Lago,” Kanye tweeted. “Rain and traffic. Can’t believe I kept President Trump waiting. And I had on jeans. Yikes.”
After posting a poll for fans, Kanye added: “What you guys think his response was when I asked him to be my running mate in 2024?” The options for the poll were: “That’s very Ye” and “That’s very Nay”.
Earlier today, West shared a presidential campaign video of sorts, in which he discussed the Trump visit as a “MAR-A-LAGO DEBRIEF”. The rapper said that his offer for Trump to be his vice president was “lower on the list of things that caught [Trump] off guard”, claiming instead that the controversial politician and businessman was “most perturbed” by “the fact that I walked in with intelligence.”
West continued, discussing Nick Fuentes, a right-wing political commentator who accompanied West to the Florida resort. He described Fuentes as a Trump “loyalist” and revealed that he advised Trump to “go and get these people that the media tried to cancel and told you to step away from.”
When regarding Trump “loyalists”, West referenced the January 6th, 2021, riots at the Capitol Building, which were spearheaded by Trump supporters, saying: “Why, when you had the chance, did you not free the January 6-ers?”
Elsewhere in the campaign video, West claimed that the pair discussed his ex-wife Kim Kardashian and her efforts in 2018 to have Trump grant clemency to former prisoner Alice Johnson. According to West, Trump said he didn’t “get [Johnson] out of jail… for Kim, he did it for me.”
Near the end of the public address, West said that conservative Christians would “demand that [Trump] hold all policies directly to the Bible”. He then concluded by claiming that “Trump started basically screaming at me…telling me I was going to lose,” to which he replied, “You’re talking to Ye.”
See the full video via Kanye West’s Twitter post below.