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Kanye West makes controversial statements about Harriet Tubman at his first campaign rally

If you haven’t heard the news yet Kanye West is running for president and he held his first campaign rally in North Charleston, South Carolina yesterday and although there are lots of things to talk about in regards to his rally, the thing that is catching everyone’s attention are the comments he made about Harriet Tubman, claiming that she never actually helped free the slaves.

As you can imagine Twitter blew up over these comments and people had lots to say about it, let’s take a look at some of the reactions.

You can’t just change historical facts to fit your campaign’s narrative.

You could hear shouts of disappointment in the crowd right after he said it.

Here’s the statement from the point of view of a voter that was there out of curiosity and a desire for a good laugh.

Disgracing the memory of one of our nation’s greatest heroes is not the way to get our votes…

Because it is racist to assume black people will overwhelmingly vote for Kanye…let’s give people more credit than that, come on.

Granted those are all valid points to make but maybe leave national heroes out of it next time you want to make that point.

But the Harriet Tubman statement wasn’t the only one he made that caught people’s attention.

As nice as $1 million would be I think this might promote people having way more kids than they should or encourage people that shouldn’t have kids or don’t want kids to have them.

Kanye West seemingly never runs out of crazy shit to say.

What are your thoughts on the whole thing?

Does he have your vote?

Let us know in the comments 🙂

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