Donald Trump has very few celebrity supporters, at least ones that will admit to it in public. That’s what made Kanye West’s support for the President an interesting story. While people with fading careers like Scott Baio or Antonio Sabato Jr. shared their love for Trump, West is a true A-lister.
At some point, however, the rapper’s ardor for the President started to wain. And last week, West announced that he would run against Trump in the 2020 election. But as fast as the story started, it seems to be coming to an end as West has reportedly dropped from the race.
The rap superstar did go as far as hiring a political campaign strategist named Scott Kramer. Kramer was tasked with getting West’s name on the ballot in South Carolina and Florida and had hired 180 staffers.
Pollsters also began to feel out potential voter support for West. In a recent survey conducted by Redfield and Wilton strategies, the rapper received 2% of the vote.
Kanye West has ended his presidential bid per Fox News
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But on Tuesday, Kramer told New York Magazine, “he’s out.” The strategist continued, “We had overwhelming support to get him on the ballot.”
Kramer continued, “I have nothing good or bad to say about Kanye. Everyone has their personal decision about why they make decisions. Running for president has to be one of the hardest things for someone to actually contemplate at that level.”
West has not publicly commented on the matter.
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