Kanye's Presidential Platform? Pro-Sweatshirt

They're 'f---ing important'
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 27, 2015 12:51 PM CDT
Kanye's Presidential Platform? Pro-Sweatshirt
In this Sept. 10, 2015 file photo, Kanye West appears at the Brother Vellies Spring 2016 collection during Fashion Week in New York.   (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

Presumptive 2020 presidential candidate Kanye West has opened his mouth, and words have poured out. " I think sweatshirts are the way of the future," he says, via People, adding that he's "definitely" serious about a run. "And we worked so hard on our development of our actual sweatshirts … Sweatshirts are f—ing important. That might sound like the funniest quote ever." Why, yes. But there's more: "How can you say all this stuff about running for president in 2020 and then say sweatshirts are important? But they are. Just mark my words. Mark my words like Mark Twain." Right. Other Kanye thoughts:

  • On announcing his intent to run: "As soon as I said that, it was like, ‘Wait a second, we would really be into that, because actually if you think about it, he’s extremely thoughtful. Every time he’s ever gotten in trouble, he was really jumping in front of a bullet for someone else. He’s probably the most honest celebrity that we have.'"
  • On why he's running: "I didn’t approach that because I thought it would be fun. It wasn’t like, Oh, let’s go rent some jet skis in Hawaii. No, the exact opposite. I sit in clubs and I’m like, Wow, I’ve got five years before I go and run for office and I’ve got a lot of research to do, I’ve got a lot of growing up to do."
Meanwhile, Ben Carson—whose star is rising in the polls—tells ABC News that he's "certainly willing to give (West) a chance. He'll be able to explain things and see if he resonates with people." (More Kanye West stories.)

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