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Kanye West denies rumors that Trump and GOP are funding his White House offer


Kanye West denied speculation that he was running for president to help Donald Trump get re-elected and insisted that no one fund his campaign.

The rapper discussed his unlikely presidential bid in an interview with Nick Cannon's podcast Cannon & # 39; s Class.

In a preview clip of the interview, West raised rumors that he was at odds with Republicans.

"They say they pay you to do what you do to distract yourself," Cannon replied.

West quickly overturned that suggestion and said, "Bro, can't anyone pay me? I have more money than Trump! & # 39;

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Kanye West denied speculation that he was running for president to help Donald Trump get re-elected and insisted that no one fund his campaign

West discussed his unlikely presidential offer in an interview with Nick Cannon's Cannon Class Podcast, which aired Tuesday. Cannon shared a preview of the interview on Instagram on Monday

West discussed his unlikely presidential offer in an interview with Nick Cannon's Cannon Class Podcast, which aired Tuesday. Cannon shared a preview of the interview on Instagram on Monday

The couple laughed heartily before Cannon said, “But people say you're a distraction, and because they don't want Trump four more years, maybe you could.

“You want an alternative of four years ye. Is that realistic now in 2020? & # 39;

"I'm not running for president – I'm going," West replied.

The interview, recorded at West Mountain Ranch in Cody, Wyoming, will be fully released on Tuesday.

West's claim that he is richer than Trump seems wrong, as Forbes lists the net worth of the former at $ 1.3 billion and the latter at $ 2.1 billion.

But the rapper denied Forbes' estimate when it came out in April, saying that its true worth exceeds $ 3 billion.

West got a big laugh from Cannon when he said, "I'm not running for president - I'm going."

West got a big laugh from Cannon when he said, "I'm not running for president – I'm going."

West announced his presidential candidacy in early July – just four months before election day.

“We must now deliver America's promise by trusting God, uniting our vision, and creating our future. I'm running for President of the United States! # 2020VISION “, he tweeted on Independence Day.

The announcement met with mixed reactions of skepticism and excitement as online bookmakers put their odds of winning at 50/1 – or two percent.

West has done little to promote his candidacy since the start of the race and has only managed to get his name on the ballot in ten states, according to CNN: Arkansas, Colorado, Idaho, Iowa, Louisiana, Minnesota, Oklahoma , Tennessee, Utah and Vermont.

His ballot status is pending review in Virginia, and he has time to submit in Arizona, Kentucky, Mississippi, New Hampshire, North Dakota, and Rhode Island.

In the remaining 33 states, West either missed the deadline for submitting a ballot request or was rejected because he did not have enough signatures.

West celebrated Independence Day by announcing his presidential candidacy on Twitter

West celebrated Independence Day by announcing his presidential candidacy on Twitter

Problems in West's campaign have sparked speculation about his motives for staying in the race – including claims that Trump and the GOP may be funding him to pull the black votes of Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden.

Concern among Democrats increased earlier this month after Jared Kushner, the senior White House adviser who is also involved in Trump's re-election campaign, confirmed he had spoken to him West several times, along with other members of the billionaire's long-term presidential campaign.

"Kanye is a friend of mine – I've known him for about 10 years," the president's chief adviser said during a press conference at the White House.

"There are many issues that the president has advocated and admired," Kushner said of him.

West publicly partnered with Trump in a series of tweets in October 2018, sparking concerns about the rapper's mental state.

Shortly thereafter, he visited Trump at the White House – while wearing the President's MAGA hat – and delivered a long, mundane speech discussing alternate universes and his diagnosis of bipolar disorder, which he termed sleep deprivation.

Speaking to a crowd of reporters in the Oval Office, he said the hat was like a Superman cloak and that Trump made him a billionaire.

Kanye announced his support for Donald Trump in 2018 before visiting the White House in October (pictured)

Kanye announced his support for Donald Trump in 2018 before visiting the White House in October (pictured)

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