Billionaire rapper and enterprise mogul Kanye West vaguely outlined a preliminary marketing campaign platform in an interview with Forbes Wednesday, after revealing in a July 4th tweet that he could be operating for president.
Asserting his presidential candidacy, West tweeted, “We should now notice the promise of America by trusting God, unifying our imaginative and prescient and constructing our future. I’m operating for president of the US! #2020VISION.”
As for his platform, West is evident on some points and nonetheless growing his positions on others.
With regard to growing insurance policies, the musician rejected the concept of getting insurance policies as probably restrictive.
“I don’t know if I might use the phrase coverage for the way in which I might method issues. I don’t have a coverage, after I went to Nike and designed Yeezy and went to Louis and designed a Louis Vuitton on the identical time. It wasn’t a coverage, it was a design. We have to innovate the design to have the ability to free the thoughts right now,” he advised the journal.
He went on to debate the superhero film “Black Panther” and its fictional kingdom of Wakanda. West mentioned he would body his imaginative and prescient for his administration off the field workplace blockbuster.
“Numerous Africans don’t just like the film and illustration of themselves in … Wakanda. However I’m gonna use the framework of Wakanda proper now as a result of it’s the perfect clarification of what our design group goes to really feel like within the White Home.
“That may be a optimistic thought: You bought Kanye West, one of the vital highly effective people — I’m not saying probably the most since you bought a variety of alien stage superpowers and it’s solely collectively that we are able to set it free … Within the film, in Wakanda when the king went to go to that lead scientist to have the footwear wrap round her footwear. Simply the quantity of innovation that may occur, the quantity of innovation in medication — like large pharma — we’re going to work, innovate, collectively,” he mentioned.
“This isn’t going to be some Nipsey Hussle being murdered, they’re doing a documentary, we’ve got so many troopers that die for our freedom, our freedom of knowledge, that there’s a remedy for AIDS on the market, there’s going to be a mixture of large pharma and holistic,” the sneaker mogul continued.
Requested about overseas coverage, West mentioned, “I haven’t developed it but. I’m centered on defending America, first, with our nice navy. Let’s give attention to ourselves first.”
The presidential hopeful additionally mentioned he nonetheless has work to do on his tax coverage.
“I haven’t finished sufficient analysis on that but,” West admitted. “I’ll analysis that with the strongest specialists that serve God and come again with the perfect resolution. And that will probably be my reply for something that I haven’t researched. I’ve the earplug in and I’m going to make use of that earplug.”
West mentioned he was pro-life “as a result of I’m following the phrase of the Bible,” and towards capital punishment.
“Thou shalt not kill. I’m towards the loss of life penalty,” he mentioned.
West additionally mentioned he helps reinstating prayer in colleges, saying, “Reinstate in God’s state, in God’s nation, the concern and love of God in all colleges and organizations and you chill the concern and love of all the things else. In order that was a plan by the Satan to have our children committing suicide at an all-time excessive by eradicating God to have murders in Chicago at an all-time excessive, as a result of the human beings working for the Satan eliminated God and prayer from the colleges. Meaning extra medication, extra murders, extra suicide.”
In a stark distinction to each President Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden, West embraced China amid heightened tensions between the US and the Communist nation.
“After I turn out to be president, let me make some guarantees, the NBA will open all the way in which again up from Nigeria to Nanchang and the world will see the best athletes play. The world will expertise the change of their component. The cash is gonna come again.
“I like China. I like China. It’s not China’s fault that illness. It’s not the Chinese language individuals’s fault. They’re God’s individuals additionally. I like China. It modified my life. It modified my perspective, it gave me such a large perspective. My mother as an English professor taught English in China after I was in fifth grade,” the rapper advised the outlet.
Requested about racial tensions within the wake of the loss of life of George Floyd, an unarmed black man killed by a white Minneapolis police officer, West mentioned he was dedicated to ending police brutality, however decried calling all cops unhealthy.
“One in all my to-do lists is to finish police brutality. The police are individuals too. To finish legal guidelines that don’t make sense. Like, within the George Floyd case, there was a Black man that went to jail and it was his first day on the pressure. So if it’s your first day on the pressure and it’s your coaching day, and this OG accredited cop with 18 violations already begins submitting out, are you going to leap in entrance of that particular person and lose your job that very same day? Particularly on this local weather when 40,000 individuals misplaced their jobs? This man was put ready the place — and additionally he most likely didn’t notice that the cop was going to take it that far, he most likely was so scared, in shock, paralyzed, like so many Black individuals. I’m one of many few Black individuals that will communicate brazenly like this.”
West went on to explain a reimagining of how Individuals work together with their societal establishments.
“The colleges, the infrastructure was made for us to not really be all we could be however to be simply adequate to work for the companies that designed the varsity methods. We’re tearing that up, what we’ll do is we’re not going to tear up the Structure, what we’ll do is amend,” he advised Forbes.