Kanye West ‘drops out’ of presidential race after scoring just 2 per cent in poll

AFP via Getty Images
AFP via Getty Images

Kanye West’s 2020 presidential campaign is thought to be over as quickly as it began.

Earlier this month, the rapper, 43, announced his intention to run against Donald Trump and Joe Biden in the US presidential elections in November.

However, less than two weeks after he confirmed his bid for the White House on Twitter using the hashtag #2020VISION, a member of West’s campaign team has claimed that the star has dropped out of the race.

“He’s out,” Steve Kramer, who was hired to help West get on the ballot in Florida and South Carolina, told New York Magazine’s The Intelligencer.

A member of West’s campaign team said the rapper is ‘out’ of the race (AFP via Getty Images)

Kramer said he was in the process of getting “stuff cancelled” and later added: ““I have nothing good or bad to say about Kanye.

“Everyone has their personal decision about why they make decisions. Running for president has to be one of the hardest things for someone to actually contemplate at that level.”

It’s thought that West was yet to file any of the official paperwork required to run for president.

West previously expressed support for President Donald Trump (Getty Images)
West previously expressed support for President Donald Trump (Getty Images)

The update comes as West scored just two per cent in a national poll conducted by strategic consulting firm Redfield and Wilton.

Participants were asked who they would vote for in November if Kanye West was on the ballot in their state.

Democratic nominee Biden received 48 per cent of support while 39 per cent of respondents stuck with Trump. Just two per cent threw their support behind a potential West campaign.

Standard Online has contacted a representative for West for further comment.

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