Kanye West Doubles Down on Anti-Abortion Stance at First Presidential Rally, Criticizes Harriet Tubman
"She didn't free the slaves, she had them go work for other white people"
Published Jul 20, 2020Kanye West held his first presidential rally in South Carolina last night, during which the rapper took aim at abortion rights and, strangely, slavery abolitionist Harriet Tubman.
In a series of disturbing rants, the rapper delivered sets of vague policy points, including, as previously detailed, his anti-abortion stance. At one point West recalled two personal stories about his own experience with abortion, claiming that his father wanted to abort him and how he wanted Kim Kardashian to abort their own daughter initially.
"My mum saved my life. There would have been no Kanye West, because my dad was too busy!" Kanye yelled at the crowd, at which point he burst into tears.
"I almost killed my daughter," he added.
In addition to vilifying abortion, West upped the ante by stating his plan to increase child tax credits in the country. "No more Plan B, Plan A…anyone who is pregnant, you have an option of $50,000 of support to take care of your child," he said. "Everybody that has a baby gets a million dollars or something like that."
The rally was filled with numerous incoherent talking points beyond his pro-life stories, including a moment at which he attempted to discredit Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad.
"She didn't free the slaves, she had them go work for other white people," he stated.
TMZ reports that West's family is concerned for the artist following the rally, as they believe he may be in the throes of a bipolar episode.
Last week, West's run for presidency became somewhat more legitimate after it became clear that he had actually managed to file the necessary "Form 2, Statement of Candidacy." Whether or not his run will amount to anything substantial is unclear, as his polling numbers remain relatively low.
Watch a video of the rally below.