Billionaire rapper and record producer, Kanye West is officially an independent candidate for President of the United States, and he has released his first campaign video for the 2020 upcoming elections.
In the video, the superstar-turned-politician spoke of faith, family and American prosperity. “America. What is America’s destiny? What is best for our nation? Our people? What is just, true justice?” West asks at the start of the ad, which he debuted on Twitter Monday, “We have to think about all these things together as a people.”
The businessman and fashion mogul went on to discuss faith in depth, which is something that has been a trademark of his presidential endeavour.
“To contemplate our future, to live up to our dream, we must have vision. 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. Through prayer, faith can be restored,” West said.
“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,” Kanye added.
“Our fellow Americans, that we may all prosper together. We have to act on faith, with the sure knowledge that we are pursuing the right goals and doing the right things. 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,” he said at the end of the 82-second spot.
Kanye West’s first ad focusing on faith doesn’t really come as a surprise, as the musician has made it a regular topic of discussion since announcing his late-entry White House bid in July.
The father of four has a generally broad campaign platform, with more goals than specific policy initiatives. Police reform, reducing household and student loan debt and bringing prayer back into school are some of his initiatives.
Kanye’s vice-presidential running mate, 57-year-old Michelle Tidball, is a spiritual coach who, like West, lives on a ranch in Cody, Wyoming, and has a deep religious background.
— ye (@kanyewest) October 12, 2020
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