Kanye West releases 1st campaign video just weeks before election

Kanye West releases 1st campaign video just weeks before election

- Kanye West released his first campaign video in his run for American president

- The rapper speaks generally about his policies throughout the video in anticipation of the upcoming November elections

- The internet weighed in with everything from comments of concern to memes of ridicule

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Kanye West has released his first campaign video in anticipation of the upcoming American elections. The rapper, who first mentioned his political ambitions in 2015, speaks throughout the footage about his vision for the future of the country.

In the video, Kanye speaks about fulfilling "America's destiny" and how his goals include focusing on the sanctity of family and the freedom on religion. The rapper speaks while looking slightly off-camera and is backdropped by a black and white American flag.

Kanye's presidential run has been plagued by bad press, with people bringing up his support of current President Trump and the rapper's struggles with bipolar disorder.

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Kanye West is still determined to run for president. Images: Getty images Source: Getty Images
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The internet, of course, had opinions. Some tweeps said that America should have learned its lesson after electing a celebrity to the White House the first time as West, similarly to Trump, has no training in law, public policy or politics.

Other online comments said that the video just showed how out of touch Kanye is with what the office of the president means and are worried that voters will jokingly choose Kanye, which would take votes away from the truly legitimate candidates.

Many took issue with the heavy religious theme of the video, calling Kanye out for not understanding freedom of religion or the fact that the state is not supposed to favour one.

@okcspowell: "Thank you but we don't need any theocrats."
@noirlexi: "Don't waste your vote on him."
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@LisaGrande13: "Separation of church and state. Please go be a Televangelist. You already got the plane."

In other Kanye-related news, Briefly.co.za reported on Kim Kardashian West having to deal with her husband's outbursts on social media and in the public eye.

Kim Kardashian West has been going through the most with her husband Kanye’s outbursts. Being the dedicated wife that she is, Kim has stuck by Kanye’s side through it all. Despite the questionable things that Kanye has said about both Kim and her family, Kim feels that sticking by his side is what is needed. Kanye is her husband and the father of her children and she is not about to give up on him.

Some have advised Kim to pry Kanye out of the spotlight given his mental health issues, but the reality-star said that there is a lot happening behind the scenes that the public doesn't even know about.

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Kim said they are trying to reach a compromise as best they can without alienating Kanye or other people who identify with him and his struggles. It has been widely reported that Kanye suffers from bipolar disorder.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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