It’s being reported this morning that Kanye West is dropping his presidential bid after announcing just two weeks ago that he was running for president:
FOX NEWS – Kanye West has dropped his 2020 presidential bid, according to a new report.
The 43-year-old rapper’s campaign has reportedly been suspended less than two weeks after he shocked the nation with a tweet that confirmed his decision to run for president of the United States in November.
According to a new report from Intelligencer, a “get-out-the-vote specialist” named Steve Kramer claims West is already “out” after the Yeezy founder hired both “paid and volunteer” staff to help him secure signatures in Florida and South Carolina to get him on the ballot.
Kramer claimed West’s team was “working over weekend there, formalizing the FEC and other things that they’ve got to do when you have a lot of corporate lawyers involved.”
The specialist claimed there was “overwhelming support” to get West on the ballot.
A separate source, who remained anonymous, claimed to the outlet that they were hired for $5,000 to help West gather signatures in Florida to meet the state’s July 15 ballot deadline. The outlet claimed he needed “132,781 valid signatures from Florida voters in less than a week.”
After all this work to get him on the ballot in Florida, the campaign team suddenly “went dark”…
Intelligencer writer Ben Jacobs wrote on Tuesday that he reached out to West’s publicist for confirmation on his recent efforts, when the musician’s team suddenly “went dark.”
“As I waited for a response, I followed up with Kramer who told me, ‘He’s out,'” Jacobs claimed.
Kramer told the outlet that staff were “disappointed” that West has allegedly suspended his efforts. He also claimed to have “nothing good or bad to say about Kanye.”
Welp, that was fast but not entirely unexpected. I mean who really thought West was going to actually go through with a run for the presidency this late in the game? Well maybe Mark Cuban…