Kanye West urged both President Trump and Joe Biden to study a 2001 book about empowering Black Americans in another Twitter spree.
His latest tweets come after a tumultuous month that included a bizarre first campaign rally in South Carolina, a series of tweets that touched on everything from abortion to cheating allegations lodged at his wife Kim Kardashian-West and concerns over the rapper’s mental health.
And most recently, his presidential campaign has been accused of committing election fraud as Kanye, 43, continued his controversial run to the Oval Office.
But on Friday night, he let loose another series of tweets that touched on everything from a not-so-subtle dig at Taylor Swift, his upcoming Yeezy fashion projects and children’s ranch in Wyoming.
First, Kanye kicked off the night with a tweet suggesting Trump and Biden embrace the book, ‘PowerNomics: The National Plan to Empower Black America’ and speak with the author.
‘Dr. Claud Anderson Powernomics,’ wrote Kanye. ‘Both Biden and Trump need to meet with Dr. Anderson as soon as possible about restoring the black community.’
Biden and Trump have previously said they’re allies of the Black American community, but both have been dealt criticism over those claims.
On several occasions, Trump has said that he’s done more for the Black American community with the slim exception of President Abraham Lincoln.
But he’s taken an aggressive stance against anti-racism, Black Lives Matter demonstrations that have called for an end to racial inequality and police brutality against minorities.
In that regard, he’s unequivocally sided with law enforcement while referring to protesters as ‘anarchists’ and ‘antifa.’
Biden has also aligned himself with Black Americans, having been vocal about providing economic support and oft mentioning Barack Obama.
His involvement in the 1994 crime bill and a series of recent gaffes, including last week when he suggested the Black community is not diverse, caused him to backtrack.
‘By the way, what you all know but most people don’t know, unlike the African American community with notable exceptions, the Latino community is an incredibly diverse community with incredibly different attitudes about different things,’ he said during an interview with the National Association for Black Journalists and the National Association of Hispanic Journalists.
Dr. Claud Anderson, president of PowerNomics Corporation of America and The Harvest Institute, wrote the aforementioned book as a five-year plan to make Black America ‘a prosperous and empowered race that is self-sufficient and competitive as a group.’
In another such post, Kanye shared a picture of a snake at his Wyoming ranch before writing: ‘Not gonna use a snake emoji cause you know why… I’m not sure if Christians are allowed to use snake emojis’.
During their feud, Kim had called Taylor a ‘snake’ when the Lover singer claimed she had ‘no idea’ Kanye would call her a ‘b****’ in his song Famous, which was released in 2016.
Kim shared a clip at the time which showed Kanye consulting Taylor about whether he could use the line ‘I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex’, suggesting Taylor had lied about being forewarned about the song.
The backlash Taylor received from Kim’s claim is thought to be the part of the reason behind why she took a hiatus from music shortly after.
A representative for Taylor said in 2016: ‘Kanye did not call for approval, but to ask Taylor to release his single Famous on her Twitter account.
‘She declined and cautioned him about releasing a song with such a strong misogynistic message. Taylor was never made aware of the actual lyric, “I made that b**** famous”.’
However, a clip that surfaced on social media in March appeared to show that Kanye didn’t consult Taylor about the ‘b****’ lyric, and only asked her about the other line in the song, which was previously mentioned by Kim.
In the leaked footage that was released in March, Kanye was seen informing Taylor he is writing a song about her and asking her if she could hype it up by tweeting about it.
Kanye tells her: ‘It has a very controversial line at the beginning of the song about you.’
Kanye then told Taylor she ‘sounded sad’, and the singer questioned if the lyrics were ‘mean’, at which point he reassured her that he didn’t think they were.
He then says the lyric: ‘To all my Southside n***as that know me best / I feel like Taylor Swift might owe me sex.’
Taylor laughs and says: ‘That’s not mean.’
Kanye goes on: ‘If you felt that it’s funny and cool and hip hop, and felt like it’s the College Dropout and Ye that you love, people would be way into it, and that’s why I think it’s super genius to have you be the one that says, ‘Oh I like this song a lot… this is cool.’
Taylor then said: ‘I’m glad it’s not mean, though. It doesn’t feel mean. But oh my God, the buildup you gave it, I thought it was going to be like, ‘That stupid, dumb b****.’ But it’s not..’
Taylor then tells Kanye she needs some time to think about it, adding: ‘When you hear something for the first time you need to think about it, because it is absolutely crazy.’
There was no mention Kanye would call her a ‘b***h’ or suggest he ‘made her famous’ during the phone call.
Just days after the alleged full audio of her phone conversation with Kanye leaked, Taylor shared that she felt ‘vindicated’ as it proved she was ‘telling the truth the whole time’
During the rest of his 37-post Twitter rant, Kanye shared a number of photos with fans, including one of daughter North, 7, surfing for the first time.
‘Hang 10 Northy,’ wrote Kanye with an attachment to the photo of North. She donned a pink and blue life jacket as she sat on the edge of a boat.
Kanye also appeared to give an update about the series of affordable housing domes made of timber and a children’s ranch.
‘Domes staying up this time,’ Kanye wrote. He added a photo of what appeared to be inside his housing domes and a worker applying foam to the interior.
The domes were initially erected on his 300-acre home in Calabasas, California, but were removed when the county ordered they be taken down.
Last month, he shared a photo of a dome under construction with the phrase, ‘YZY SHLTRS in process #2020 vision.’
His plans for the children’s ranch, which he referred to as a Eco Village, include ‘supporting mothers/families’ and ‘sustaining life for children at Birthday Lake.’
He then went on to try out a number of emojis, claiming that people didn’t use the ones he’d selected -which included a shirt and a beefeater- as much as others.
Over a snap from the family’s Wyoming residence, he added: ‘The ranch actually came with acres and a mule… we shaved the alpaca.’
Kanye also shared a snap of miniature people sat on a makeshift block that made it look like they were sunbathing, and he wrote: ‘Can’t wait to chill like this.’
Kanye’s tweets come as he and Kim returned from a trip to the Dominican Republican that they reportedly hoped would save their relationship.
Cracks in the couple’s marriage seemed to grow in recent weeks after Kanye announced his bid for presidency, revealed that Kim almost aborted their oldest child and unleashed a bevy of personal information on Twitter.
He even claimed that he’s been trying to get a divorce from Kim for two years. She later posted a lengthy message on Instagram that spoke about mental health and her husband’s bipolar disorder.
‘They decided to travel together so they can be away in private,’ a source told People.
‘Between the kids, work, and dealing with Kanye’s bipolar episodes, it’s been hard for her [Kim] to think clearly. She just wants to do what’s best for the kids. And she thinks finding a way to save her marriage is what’s best for them.’
According to that source, any plans for Kanye to drop out of the presidential race is slim.
‘Kanye has made it clear that he will continue to run for president. Kim is not happy about it, but this isn’t her focus,’ they said.
This could create trouble for the couple sooner rather than later, according to The Sun.
‘Kim thought that time away with the kids would remind him of his most important job – being their dad,’ a source told the publication.
‘She even offered to fully support a 2024 run for president if he got help and listened to the political consultants they hired.
‘None of their friends can see the marriage lasting more than a couple of months if he ignores Kim and her requests and just goes ahead with what he wants, even if it upsets her.
That source claimed that it wouldn’t be a shock if the couple called it quits by December.
‘Nobody would be surprised, or blame her, if she quietly ended things by Christmas,’ they said.