Their involvement has raised speculation that the rapper is simply running a spoiler campaign designed to take votes — particularly Black votes — from presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden in some battleground states.
In an interview with Forbes, conducted via text message, West said he wasn’t running for president but rather “walking” for president, clarifying that he was “walking .
But he has been slow to criticize the president, while attacking Biden, who he says is “not special.”.
When asked about his efforts to undermine the former vice president, West admitted: “I’m not denying it; I just told you.”.
West launched his presidential campaign last month with a rambling and partially incoherent speech in South Carolina, which led to public concern about his mental health.
His wife, Kim Kardashian, subsequently posted on Instagram about West’s bipolar disorder and asked for compassion from the public.
On Wednesday, when asked about Republican operatives trying to get West on the ballot, the president said: “I like Kanye very much. »