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Kanye West

Independent

Jimmy Carter was a peanut farmer, Ronald Reagan was a movie star – so why not a rapper named Kanye West this time? The independent candidate is running for president under the party “BDY”, meaning “Birthday Party”, as he considers “it’s everybody’s birthday” if he wins. Keeping up with Kanye is hard, as he changes his mind constantly but who says his election couldn’t be the surprise of the year?

Pro: Great music at the inauguration 

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Con: “I am a god.” – Kanye West 

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Bio
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What can be said about legendary rapper/producer-turned-presidential candidate Kanye “Ye” West that he hasn’t already said himself? “I am Warhol! I am the number one most impactful artist of our generation. I am Shakespeare in the flesh. Walt Disney, Nike, Google,” Kanye said in 2013. 

While his peers from The Rolling Stones to Rihanna have slapped cease and desist orders on Trump, Kanye famously donned a MAGA hat until his first campaign rally, where he showed up in a bulletproof vest with “2020” shaved in his hair. 

That day, his assertion that Harriet Tubman “never actually freed the slaves, she just had them work for other white people,” and confession that he once wanted to abort his first daughter, had his wife Kim Kardashian issuing a public plea for his mental health. 

So who is Kanye? If you ask him: “A god.” Ok Ye. But a president? 

 

Michelle Tidball Bio
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Not much is known about this Wyoming-based “biblical life coach.” The google search found some worrying results and official bio that has been removed from her site. 
 

6 Policies 

Faith Restored? 

In a single sentence on his website, Ye promises to both restore faith and revive the US’ commitment to freedom of religion. He then quotes a Bible verse about spreading Jesus’ message.
 

Economy Restored

Ye promises to restore the economy and reduce household and student loan debt. While he doesn’t say how, he does quote Jeremiah 29:11: “God has plans to give us hope and a future.”

 

Education Equity

Promise # 3: Restructure the US' education system to better serve the most at-risk and vulnerable populations. Rather than stating how, this time he offers Proverbs 22:6: “Direct your children on the right path.”
 

Strong, War-less Military

Ye advocates for a strong and ready national defense – but says it shouldn’t tie up the US’ young men and women in endless foregin quagmires. (And then we’re back to the book of Psalms). 
 

Reform the Legal System

Recognizing a legal system that disproportionately benefits the wealthy and shells out longer sentences for people of color, Kanye has a statement: “There will not be differing weights and differing measures”. Proverbs 20:10.

Reform Policing

Now here’s something you’d think a rapper would lead with. Ye wants police to treat all Americans the same, regardless of race, color or ethnicity. How will he do it? Apparently through another Bible verse.