Kanye West Upset With Trump, Says He’s “Taking the Red Hat off”
Donald Trump doesn’t have many celebrity supporters, so A-list rapper Kanye West’s backing has been meaningful. That relationship, however, may have ended this weekend when West declared his intentions to run for President.
It’s unsure just how serious the rapper’s potential bid may be. He has already missed the deadline to appear on the ballot in a number of states. And many think his decision may be a publicity stunt or an effort to help Trump. On Tuesday, though, West told reporters he is no longer supporting Trump and will be symbolically “taking the red hat off.”
In the unhinged question and answer session, West said of Trump’s COVID-19 response, “It looks like one big mess to me. I don’t like that I caught wind that he hid in the bunker.”
The rapper then explained why he would no longer wear a MAGA hat. “One of the main reasons I wore the red hat as a protest to the segregation of votes in the Black community. Also, other than the fact that I like Trump hotels and the saxophones in the lobby.”
Reporters then asked West on what his foreign policy would be. “I haven’t developed it yet,” he answered. “I’m focused on protecting America, first, with our great military. Let’s focus on ourselves first.”
West also said that while he won’t appear on many ballots due to filing deadlines, he has a plan to fix that. The musician said he would be appealing that he should get an extension due to the COVID-19 pandemic.