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Kanye West holds chaotic opening of 2020 presidential bid

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Running for President or just running off the rails and off at the mouth.

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It's incredible the amount of stupid things rich people can do...and get away with it.

25 ( +27 / -2 )

Is there an off button for America please?

40 ( +40 / -0 )

Sounds like he's in a mess. Give up already.

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twitter as always has the best answers

Kanye:

billionaire

hot wife

lots of children

cultural impact

top selling artist

designer

friend of Elon Musk

You:

mad on a Japan chat board website (edited from "mad on Twitter")
-24 ( +4 / -28 )

Somebody help him get out of his misery!!

All I can say.

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Says a lot about American society that such a disturbed individual can even get this far. People "supporting" West should realize they're jeopardizing his mental wellbeing by encouraging him in this charade.

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I'd like to hear his policies before seriously considering him as a candidate.

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well no comment....

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twitter as always has the best answers

If you actually think this....reevaluate.

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My money's still on Snoop Dogg

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latest poll showed Biden +64 with the Black vote. Which sounds great until you consider that really means he has 82%-18% lead. Trump should not be having 18% of the Black vote if Biden thinks he is winning by 15 points.

This is pre Kanye, who knows what % of the protest vote he will take from Biden.

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Multiple unwinnable wars, smashed economy, 15% unemployment, BLM, world highest Covid19 infections, China conflict, climate change etc, and he seems to think a woman’s choice for her own body is that so important?

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Blacklabel

no Trump is fine, Kanye can have it in 2024.

You said you wanted Ivanka in 2024? So did you vote for Obama?

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Kanye and Ivanka,

I think she needs to start out as VP. Im not really sold on that Kushner guy, and Ivanka still has too many liberal tendencies. Maybe Don Jr. instead.

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If Americans are foolish enough to waste potential votes for Biden on the Kanye campaign, or even worse(?) vote Trump in; they will get what they **** deserve.

8 ( +12 / -4 )

Still not convinced of Wests foreign policy and trade positions. Will he be taking part in the televised debstes? It is possible he is going to assist Trump by taking perhaps 20-30% of the African American vote off Biden, and then be eyeing a Cabinet position in return.

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Says a lot about American society that such a disturbed individual can even get this far.

And who are you to determine who is "disturbed" or not? Do tell the world......

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The joker in the pack.

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We all know he's just auditioning for the next version of "The Apprentice", which Trump will go back to hosting once he tossed out in massive numbers in Nov...

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By all means, let’s replace a narcissistic sociopath with a narcissist with bi-polar disorder. They both have wives nearing their hot mom expiration dates and zero policy curiosity

I honestly can’t figure out If this is Kanye’s desperate attempt to stay relevant, or a cry for a mental heath intervention. Certainly the Kardashian clan don’t have his best interests at heart.

He is a wet fart in a hurricane. The last 3 years have shown that competence matters and that the presidency is not an entry level job.

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"My dad wanted to abort me. My mom saved my life. There would've been no Kanye West because my dad was too busy,"

"I almost killed my daughter! I almost killed my daughter!"

"Harriet Tubman never actually freed the slaves, she just had the slaves go work for other white people."

Ladies and gentlemen, here are some things NOT to say if you're thinking about running for president.

8 ( +11 / -3 )

Furthermore, here's someone you SHOULDN'T be if you're running for president :

Kanye West

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Would that America had never come into existence. A nation created on the primacy of the ego and individualism was always going to end in tears.

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its amazing to see all these "you are a racist if you support Trump" liberals attacking a Black candidate for President so fiercely to ensure their old white guy candidate wins.

2020 Dems had Hispanic candidate, African American candidate, Indian/Jamaican candidate, Native American candidate, Pacific Islander candidate, Irish/Hispanic candidate, gay young candidate, female candidates....yet still ended up with an old white dude who is somehow even older than the old white guy on the other side.

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8TToday 12:17 pm JST

Says a lot about American society that such a disturbed individual can even get this far.

And who are you to determine who is "disturbed" or not? Do tell the world......

Dear me, 8T, do you not read the news a lot? I don't need to tell the world about it, because Kanye himself has been telling the world about his mental problems for years now. So has his wife, Ms Kim Kardashian, who the way things are going could herself be the President of the United States one day.

I just take Kanye and Kim's word for it, plus the added evidence Kanye provides along the way.

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West's lack of ability to be a president has nothing to do with the color of his skin. Who cries at a rally?

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Kanye, if he doesn't burn out by next month, will get votes from the non-bigoted , reality TV star obsessed dim-wits, again Republican voters.

However raising money will be a challenge for Kanye, and we'll get to know how rich he really is!!!

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Running for President or just running off the rails and off at the mouth.

or both. case in point Current POTUS

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I don't get this 'now blacks have a candidate of their own to vote for'.

People should only vote for someone who looks vaguely similar to themselves? Regardless of competency, policy, fitness for office, obvious mental/intellectual/personality problems?

So I should be expected to want to vote for a blonde woman above all others?

Gotta think about this.

......

Thunk about it.

Still don't get it.

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Kanye West, Kim Kardashian, Donald Trump....

Kind'a says it all doesn't it....

The answer to the question, name three reality TV stars with limited intelligence and out-sized egos...

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@Blacklabel

its amazing to see all these "you are a racist if you support Trump" liberals attacking a Black candidate for President so fiercely to ensure their old white guy candidate wins.

You are also a racist if you vote for Kanye merely because of his skin color. There's a long list of attributes a successful president should have, and skin color has nothing to do with those attributes: it shouldn't matter.

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Give me Screaming Lord Sutch of the Monster Raving Loony Party over this joker any day.

Oh wait...he's already in the White House.

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America 2020: Where Kanye West gives a speech in which he bursts into tears, then shouts "I almost killed my daughter! I almost killed my daughter!" and it actually comes off as more subdued and grounded in reality than the stuff coming out of the sitting president's mouth.

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VinkeToday  01:39 pm JST

@Blacklabel

its amazing to see all these "you are a racist if you support Trump" liberals attacking a Black candidate for President so fiercely to ensure their old white guy candidate wins.

You are also a racist if you vote for Kanye merely because of his skin color. 

Vinke, so you agree that a Black person who votes for a candidate solely because the candidate is Black is just as racist as a White voter is racist for voting for a White candidate solely based on skin colour? If so, I'm glad there's some consistency. If not, why?

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The speech was still far more coherent than Trump's recent interviews, and I bet Kanye can also look at a picture of an elephant and state it's an elephant. Trump can't prove he did, only has "I know people who said this, and that," and other usual anecdotal "evidence". It was hilarious how Chris Wallace made a fool of Trump.

As for Kanye... he definitely needs help, too. Not too late for him.

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so why does Biden insist on picking a female of color as VP? Gender and skin color shouldnt matter, right?

There's a long list of attributes a successful president should have, and skin color has nothing to do with those attributes: it shouldn't matter.

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Yes, sure, United States for sure needs a President like Kanye...

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Biden's insistence on a female running mate reminds me of PM Trudeau in Canada guaranteeing to pick a cabinet that was 50% female. Complete and utter pandering of the worst type. The presence or absence of a Y chromosone should have no bearing on the competence of a person. I for one can't wait for Biden to emerge, Lazarus-like, from his basement and try to explain himself.

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black label: Actually, it's others who are insisting he pick a black, female VP as a running mate. He has said he would, if qualified. And if they are all equally qualified, why not? The advantages of doing so are obvious. If she's not qualified, then don't.

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So you'll be fine if he does pick a competent female running mate? or something? I'm not seeing your point. Just because no one has done it until now doesn't mean there are less qualified women in the government.

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Complete and utter pandering of the worst type. 

that's what politicians do, whether it is pandering with money , bailing out farmers, buying the latino vote,

women make up more than 50% of the US population with a large percentage of US population being non whites.

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I for one can't wait for Biden to emerge, Lazarus-like, from his basement and try to explain himself.

He doesn’t need to. Chromosomes don’t determine common sense, but he has the common sense to sit back and watch trump implode. Empty barrels make the most noise.

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Screaming Lord Sutch 

he stayed in our family home several times when he was campaigning.

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