Kanye West takes aim at Donald Trump in his first presidential campaign video for 2024

Ye, formerly known as Kanye West, launched his first campaign video for an improbable presidential run in 2024 on Thursday, hitting aim at former President Donald Trump.

In a video posted on Twitter, Ye said that he had previously offered Trump the role of vice presidential candidate, a remark that Ye claimed had perplexed and irritated Trump.

In the video, Ye remarked, “I believe what Trump was most bothered by was my request for him to be my vice president.” I believe that was lower on the list of things that surprised him.

The remarks were made at a “debriefing” session on Ye’s October 2018 visit to the White House and meeting with then-President Trump.

In the campaign video released on Thursday, Ye also criticized Trump for failing to lawfully defend individuals who entered the United States Capitol Building on January 6, 2021, while he was in power.

The owner of the “Yeezy” apparel line stated that he “entered the meeting with intelligence” as “someone who loves Trump” and pushed him to listen more to his supporters.

Ye remembers in the film, “He basically tells me a mob-like scenario about what he went through to get Alice Johnson out of jail, and that he did not do it for Kim Kardashian, but for me.”

Johnson, 63 years old, was pardoned by Trump in 2018.

On October 11, 2018, former president Trump meets with Ye in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, D.C.
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Additionally, the music mogul said that the former president shouted at him and attacked his then-wife Kim Kardashian. The two will separate in March 2022.

Ye then alleged that Trump “essentially began yelling at me at the table, telling me I would lose.”

“Has this ever worked for anyone in the past?” Ye joked.

Trump, according to Ye, was perplexed and irritated when he offered the former president the chance to be his vice presidential candidate.
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He said, “Am I going to lose? “You are speaking with Ye.”

Ye has stated in the past that he will seek the president in 2024, but he has not yet made a formal announcement of his candidacy.

One week after the midterm elections, Trump formally joined the 2024 presidential race, pledging to “make America great and magnificent again.”

Ye also alleged that Trump insulted his ex-wife Kim Kardashian and shouted at him.

“I am running because I feel the world has not yet witnessed the nation’s real splendor. Trump stated on November 15: “We have not yet achieved this height.”

As promised in 2016, he said, “I am your voice. I am your voice. The Washington elite is attempting to quiet us, but we will not let it. What we have created over the past six years is the biggest movement in history because it is not political. It is about our love for this magnificent nation, America, and we will not allow it to fail.”