Trump campaign adviser: Kanye could be trying to siphon black votes away from Biden

'I don't really think he's serious about really trying to win the presidency right now. I think that if anything, it's more strategic and maybe trying to get some black votes that would have voted voted for Biden to actually vote for Kanye' - David Harris Jr.

Updated: July 10, 2020 - 5:29pm

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In announcing his supposed bid for the White House, music icon Kanye West could be instead trying to siphon Black votes away from Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, says David Harris Jr., a member of the Trump campaign's Black Voices for Trump advisory board.

West recently announced that he will run for president under the "Birthday Party" and told Forbes that he wanted separate himself from President Trump. West had previously worn the famous Trump campaign's "Make America Great Again" hat while visiting the president in the Oval Office.

"He may just be trying to distance himself from Donald Trump enough to be able to get some of the Black community that would not vote for Trump, but may have voted for Biden to write his name it," Harris said in an interview with Just the News. 

"I think at this time, it's too late for him to actually get on the ballot, but people can write names," Harris continued. "So if that is if that is his tactic, I don't really think he's serious about really trying to win the presidency right now. I think that if anything, it's more strategic and maybe trying to get some black votes that would have voted voted for Biden to actually vote for Kanye." 

Harris agrees with the concept that West has promoted – that Black voters should exercise independence. Harris noted that "our vote should line up with our values. And we shouldn't pledge any blind allegiance to any particular party." 

Harris, who explained that he has not always been into politics, said he was originally eager to vote for Barack Obama as the first Black president, until conducting research and learning more about Obama's support for abortion.

Harris was one of several people recently targeted by a racial slur when renowned rapper Snoop Dogg posted a graphic on Instagram that described Black conservative Trump supporters including Harris, Candace Owens and others as "The Coon Bunch."

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Harris compared the use of that term to "a white person calling a black person the N-word," and said that Dogg was behaving as a dog himself by being unquestioningly loyal to the Democratic Party.

"I believe that Snoop Dogg has shown where his loyalty lies and it's to the democrat party. It's not to people, it's to an ideology. And that ideology is everything that is wrong with this country. So for Snoop Dogg to actually put me on his hit list means that he believes that I'm a threat. And what's threatening about me is that I challenge people to think for themselves, to vote for their values, to do their own research, to not be politically blind to not go with the status quo, to actually make up your own mind and make up your own decision and come to your own decision." 

Watch the full video interview below: 

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