American rapper Kanye West, who announced his candidacy for the 2020 presidential elections earlier this year, has made his first promotional campaign video. He emphasized faith and family before asking his fellow countrymen for support at the polls.
In the video, West announced, “We as a people will revive our nation’s commitment to faith, to what our Constitution calls the free exercise of religion, including, of course, prayer.”
— ye (@kanyewest) October 12, 2020
“Through prayer, faith can be restored. We, as a people, are called to a greater purpose than ourselves. We are not only a beacon to the world, but we should be servants to each other, to encourage each other, to help each other, to lift up each other—our fellow Americans, that we may all prosper together,” West added in the video.
In the video, which was released Monday, the 43-year-old rapper talks while waving a black and white American flag in the background.
The ad also contains images of families considered by his campaign to be an integral part of social welfare. “We will build a stronger country by building stronger families. Families are the building blocks of society, of a nation. By turning to faith, we will be the kind of nation, the kind of people God intends us to be,” West says in the ad.
According to Fox News, West had some difficulty getting his name on several state ballots.
Although his ballot has reached several states, others like Virginia and Arizona have blocked his candidacy.
The rapper has shown his friendship and support for President Trump on several occasions, and last summer told Forbes magazine, “Trump is the closest president we’ve had in years to allowing God to still be a part of the conversation.”
As indicated by The Blaze, the independent candidate who has “Bible life coach” Michelle Tidball, 57, as his vice president in the White House bid, does not mention any of his opponents in the announcement.
Democrats claim that the music mogul’s presidential race aims to siphon off votes from candidate Joe Biden, to which West responded that he feels comfortable harming the Democratic Party’s White House candidate’s chances.
The African-American rapper who has shown himself to be a pro-life citizen on Monday also posted a message about the number of abortions of black children in the United States through his Twitter account.
“Black babies’ lives matter. 1000 black children are aborted daily”. In July, she tweeted a similar message: “over 22,500,000 black babies have been aborted over the past 50 years.”