Rapper Kanye West says he no longer supports Trump: Report

Kanye West with US President Donald Trump at the White House in October 2018. PHOTO: AFP

WASHINGTON (BLOOMBERG) - Kanye West no longer supports President Trump, Forbes reported, citing an interview with the American rapper who says he plans to run for president.

The rapper intends to run for election under the banner of "the Birthday Party".

"I would run as a Republican if Trump wasn't there. I will run as an independent if Trump is there," West told Forbes.

West says he believes he was sick with Covid-19 in February and is suspicious of a potential vaccine, according to Forbes.

He denied that his announcement was a publicity stunt for his upcoming album.

He has selected Ms Michelle Tidball, a preacher from Wyoming, to be his running mate, according to the report.

West has taken almost no concrete steps towards a presidential bid, including filing papers officially declaring a candidacy, qualifying for ballot access or building a campaign infrastructure.

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