Kanye West claims in rally Harriet Tubman never 'freed the slaves,' tearfully discusses abortion

  

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Via:  tessylo  •  2 weeks ago  •  22 comments

By:   Bryan Alexander, USA TODAY

Kanye West claims in rally Harriet Tubman never 'freed the slaves,' tearfully discusses abortion

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Kanye West claims in rally Harriet Tubman never 'freed the slaves,' tearfully discusses abortion





Bryan Alexander, USA TODAY


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Rapper   Kanye West , who announced his intent to run for president on July 4, hosted his first, often-rambling political campaign rally Sunday night in South Carolina. He is seeking to qualify for the ballot in that state as an independent candidate.

Wearing a flak jacket marked "security" and "2020" shaved into his head, West strolled the stage at the Exquis Event Center in North Charleston and spoke without a microphone, according to livestream videos of the event for registered guests posted online.

During one controversial moment, West, 43, claimed abolitionist Harriet Tubman "never actually freed the slaves. She just had the slaves go work for other white people."

Tubman is one of the most respected figures of 19th century America. An African American who escaped slavery, she helped enslaved Black men and women travel north to freedom and fought for the Union during the Civil War. She later became a supporter of women’s suffrage.

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Kanye said this and I left immediately. I went for a laugh and I got one. But when it got disrespectful for me it was over.   pic.twitter.com/nNqjUp03mu

— Toe Knee (@toekneerlynos)   July 19, 2020


West spoke tearfully against abortion, saying he and wife Kim Kardashian had seriously pursued terminating their first pregnancy.

But a message from God changed his mind and, in a telephone call, Kardashian told him: "We're going to have this baby," said West. The couple gave birth to their first child,   daughter North, in 2013 .

"So even if my wife were to divorce me after this speech, she brought North into the world, even when I didn't want to," West said. "She stood up, and she protected that child."

West said his own mother, Donda West, had made the same choice when she was pregnant with him more than 43 years ago. "My dad wanted to abort me. My mom saved my life. There would have been no Kanye West, because my dad was too busy," said West, breaking down into tears.

"I almost killed my daughter," he said, sobbing.

The abortion discussion with the audience was contentious, with one spectator taking to the stage to argue when West said, "No more Plan B — Plan A."

West clarified he would fight to keep abortion legal, but outlined an option he called "maximum increase."

"The maximum increase would be everybody that has a baby gets a million dollars or something in that range," said West. "If you had opportunity to be given a million dollars, just for being pregnant, would you have considered it? And then everybody would start having children, the greatest gift of life."

West needs 10,000 signatures by noon Monday to appear on South Carolina's ballot for the Nov. 3 election. He has urged followers   on Twitter   to aid the cause. West's campaign last week filed the required paperwork to   appear on the ballot in Oklahoma , but the campaign has missed the deadline to appear on many state ballots, including key states like Florida and Texas.

In federal campaign forms filed last week, West listed his party affiliation as "BDY." West said in a July 8 Forbes interview that he was running for president in 2020 under a new banner —   the Birthday Party .

Contributing: Meg Kinnard, Associated Press.

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY:   Kanye West calls out Harriet Tubman, tearfully talks abortion in rally






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Tessylo
1  seeder  Tessylo    2 weeks ago

He seriously needs to go back on his medications.  

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
1.1  Vic Eldred  replied to  Tessylo @1    2 weeks ago

What medications?

 
 
 
Tessylo
2  seeder  Tessylo    2 weeks ago

I'm thinking this must drive up the ratings for the Kartrashians.  

 
 
 
Adam_Selene
3  Adam_Selene    2 weeks ago

An interesting appeal to far right white Evangelical voters.

 
 
 
Dismayed Patriot
3.1  Dismayed Patriot  replied to  Adam_Selene @3    2 weeks ago
An interesting appeal to far right white Evangelical voters

It started out that way for sure, but I think he lost them all at "The maximum increase would be everybody that has a baby gets a million dollars or something in that range".

Trump supporters aren't even stupid enough to think that would work. Herman Cain's "9 9 9" plan made more sense than Kanye's "Win a Million dollars for having a baby!" campaign.

If we do the math, we have about 3.9 million births annually in the US and about 860,000 abortions. So if we paid $1m for each birth and those potential abortions were incentivized to have the baby instead, we're looking at $4.5 quadrillion a year in added cost.

 
 
 
Gordy327
4  Gordy327    2 weeks ago

And we care about what Kanye West says, because why?

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
4.1  Vic Eldred  replied to  Gordy327 @4    2 weeks ago

Because a lot of people who don't like either of the major party candidates will check the box marked West

 
 
 
r.t..b...
4.1.1  r.t..b...  replied to  Vic Eldred @4.1    2 weeks ago
will check the box marked West

Way too late in too many states to even get printed on the ballot. Just another self-aggrandizing move to remain in the spotlight. We've all wasted too many words already in playing into his megalomania.

 
 
 
Gordy327
4.1.2  Gordy327  replied to  Vic Eldred @4.1    2 weeks ago

So it's a choice between dumb, dumber, & dumbest. 

 
 
 
MsAubrey (aka Ahyoka)
4.1.3  MsAubrey (aka Ahyoka)  replied to  Gordy327 @4.1.2    2 weeks ago

Yes. Exactly.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
4.1.5  Vic Eldred  replied to  r.t..b... @4.1.1    2 weeks ago
Way too late in too many states to even get printed on the ballot.

Correct.


We've all wasted too many words already in playing into his megalomania.

I take it that you don't care for him?

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
4.1.6  Vic Eldred  replied to  Gordy327 @4.1.2    2 weeks ago
So it's a choice between dumb, dumber, & dumbest. 

I see no question mark at the end, which means that is your opinion. I think the choice is clear and may have great consequences for future generations.

 
 
 
Gordy327
4.1.7  Gordy327  replied to  Vic Eldred @4.1.6    2 weeks ago
I see no question mark at the end, which means that is your opinion.

That's because it wasn't a question. It was a statement.

I think the choice is clear and may have great consequences for future generations.

I tend to agree.

 
 
 
Tessylo
5  seeder  Tessylo    2 weeks ago

Only a complete and utter moron would vote for West or tRump.

 
 
 
Greg Jones
5.1  Greg Jones  replied to  Tessylo @5    2 weeks ago
Only a complete and utter moron would vote for Biden

 
 
 
Gsquared
5.2  Gsquared  replied to  Tessylo @5    2 weeks ago

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Vic Eldred
5.3  Vic Eldred  replied to  Tessylo @5    2 weeks ago

How so?

 
 
 
lady in black
6  lady in black    2 weeks ago

He's cuckoo for cocoa puffs.

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
7  Trout Giggles    2 weeks ago

I have just one question...where is that one million dollars going to come from?

 
 
 
Tessylo
7.1  seeder  Tessylo  replied to  Trout Giggles @7    2 weeks ago

Kim Kartrashian?

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
7.1.1  Trout Giggles  replied to  Tessylo @7.1    2 weeks ago

snicker

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
7.1.2  Vic Eldred  replied to  Tessylo @7.1    2 weeks ago
Kim Kartrashian?

Yup, she is!

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