Rap­per keen to be­come pres­i­dent af­ter Trump

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Kanye West is still plan­ning to run for US pres­i­dent in 2020.

The out­spo­ken rap­per – who did not vote in the re­cent pres­i­den­tial elec­tion – says he still has hopes to run as a can­di­date in four years.

He said: “I’m con­cerned about putting our con­cept of how to do the [pres­i­dent’s] job in a new way and if no one will do it in that way, I will take po­si­tion in 2020 and do it my­self.”

Kanye also sur­prised fans at his con­cert in San Jose this week, when he in­sisted he would have voted for Don­ald Trump if had cast a vote on Novem­ber 8.

He ex­plained: “I told y’all I didn’t vote, right? But if I were to vote, I would have voted for Trump.

“I just said that I would have voted for Don­ald Trump and then I did a song and y’all sang it at the top of your lungs.

“That doesn’t mean that you’re a Trump sup­porter. That just means you OK with a celebrity hav­ing their own opin­ion. Or that some­one else is OK to have their own opin- ion. That might not be your opin­ion but you can still like that per­son or still like that per­son’s mu­sic.”

Kanye pre­vi­ously in­sisted he is “pos­i­tive” about a po­ten­tial pres­i­den­tial bid af­ter an­nounc­ing plans to run for of­fice at the MTV Video Mu­sic Awards ( VMAs) last Novem­ber. Asked how he’s feel­ing about run­ning in 2020, he sa id : “Pretty pos­i­tive vibes, all pos­i­tive vibes... “I would like to help [make the world a bet­ter place].” Kanye – who has chil­dren North, two, and Saint, three months, with ‘Keep­ing Up With the Kar­dashi­ans’ star wife Kim Kar­dashian West – also re­ceived some ad­vice on be­com­ing pres­i­dent from Barack Obama. Ap­pear­ing to re­fer to Kim and her fam­ily, the pres­i­dent said: “In case Kanye’s se­ri­ous about this whole POTUS thing, or as he calls it, Peezy, I do have ad­vice for him; “You’ve got to deal with strange char­ac­ters who be­have as if they are on a re­al­ity TV show. So you’ve got to be cool with that.” And it seems the star al­ready has his first pol­icy in mind. He wrote on Twit­ter: “I have a friend who works hard and makes $370 a day... Her son just got in a re­ally good school and his text­books are like $400 dol­lars each. “Ed­u­ca­tion puts Amer­i­cans into debt be­fore they get started. “I’d rather teach­ers got paid more and books cost less ... #2020 (sic)”

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