“I don’t know what I stand to lose after this”.
The Nielsen company said just over 5 million people watched the program on MTV on Sunday night, which would have represented a sharp drop from last year’s 8.3 million and the 10.1 million who watched in 2013. “When one considers Mr. West, it doesn’t take a whole lot of imagination to be reminded of another scrappy kid who won the Presidency, back in 1948, against all odds”, the cover artist Barry Blitt said of his inspiration. When asked White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said that he “looks forward to seeing what slogan he chooses to embroider on his campaign hat”.
But has Clinton thrown her support behind the rapper? And even if [West] just saying that helps spark a little boy or a little girl who was watching the VMAs to think, ‘Oh wow, maybe I should do that, ‘ that’s awesome.
Chelsea Clinton, daughter of current Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, thinks West’s declaration is great for politics, whether he decides to run or not. “And then Kanye and I both reached a place where he would say really nice things about my music and what I’ve accomplished, and I could ask him how his kid’s doing”.
Donald Trump also endorsed Kanye, in a way.