Kanye West reveals new details on his presidential campaign and running mate

Just days after announcing he’s running for president, the rapper sat down with Forbes and talked about his platform and his thoughts on the country under President Donald Trump’s leadership.
3:19 | 07/09/20

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We move to our "Gma" cover story. Kanye west's run for president N a bizarre interview he riffs on his reasons and why he's breaking with president trump. Rachel Scott is in Washington with the story. Good morning, Rachel. Reporter: Hey, George. Good morning. Yes, lots of twists and turns in 2020 but this one is catching a lot of people off guard. Look, the reality is here less than 120 days out from election day. Kanye west says he has a campaign slogan, even a running mate in mind, but has not filed any paperwork to run for president. I have decided in 2020 to run for president. Reporter: That was Kanye west five years ago telling the world his feature political ambitions. I'm not no politician, bro. Reporter: This weekend the rapper infamous for courting controversy doubled down tweeting, I am running for president of the United States. And opening up about his bid for the white house in a long ranging four-hour interview with "Forbes." West signaled he would make a final decision in the next 30 days, but if he does run for president, it will be as an independent and under the banner of the birthday party. He said it was the birthday party bus when we win, it'll feel like everybody's birthday. His slogan is, yes, not yay, not, yeah, but, yes. Reporter: When asked about policy proposals, west was short on details. On taxes saying, I haven't done enough research on that yet. I will research that with the strongest experts that serve god. On foreign policy, no plan yet either, saying, I haven't developed it yet. I'm focused on protecting America first with our great military. My son, it is your time. Reporter: The grammy award winning artist even referencing the fictional world of wakanda saying he would use that as the framework for runni his administration. It's hard to believe that Kanye west is actually committed to running for president. This looks like an attention grab, not a political move. Reporter: West, who called former vice president Joe Biden, quote, not special, previously praised president trump. I just love trump. That's my boy. Reporter: Now changing his tune saying trump's presidency looks like one big mess to me. He was willing to say that he's taking off his red hat. He didn't like trump showing, you know, going into the bunker and said the country seems like kind of a mess under president trump. Reporter: But this morning with less than six months until election day, many are asking, does he really have a shot? He's already missed the filing deadline in many states losing out on the potential of more than 100 electoral votes. And at the moment, has not filed forms with the federal election commission to run for office. Rain down on us Reporter: But he is promoting a new album. I think at the end of the day he's thinking about what's best for Kanye. Reporter: Now Kanye west is pushing back on any criticism insisting that this is not a publicity stunt. He says his running mate will be a preacher from Wyoming who describes herself as a biblical life coach and even though he says he is serious about running for president, he actually has never voted for one. At 43 years old he registered to vote for the first time this week. George. Okay, Rachel, thanks very much. I think he got exactly what we wanted. We just spent three minutes talking about it.

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