Kanye West’s aspirations for the presidency appear to be fading, as recent filings from his campaign reveal a lack of donations. Copies of Federal Election Commission (FEC) filings obtained by Radar Online show that the campaign has not received any donations in recent weeks. By June 30, 2023, over $101,000 had been paid out to consultants and employees, depleting the campaign’s funds from the $124,873 it had in April 2023.
West’s campaign currently has no outstanding debts, but only approximately $23,000 remains in cash for the “Kanye 2020” campaign. The expenses reported by West’s team include a controversial $31,000 payment to Milo Yiannopoulos, who was described as the campaign’s “Director of Political Operations.” This payment has raised questions about its legality and sparked controversy due to Yiannopoulos’ association with the alt-right movement.
West’s pursuit of the presidency has been plagued by difficulties. In April, reports emerged that he had withdrawn from the race due to internal conflicts within his team of advisors, which included figures such as Nick Fuentes, Alexander, Trump, and Yiannopoulos. The infighting among these far-right influencers hampered the campaign’s progress, leading to disillusionment among documentary filmmakers and advisors involved.
Reflecting on his political venture, West reportedly expressed a desire to focus on other aspects of his life, including his newly founded Donda Academy, his family, and personal endeavors. He stated that he wants to be left alone and appears content with redirecting his attention away from the political arena.
As West’s campaign faces dwindling finances and internal discord, it remains uncertain whether he will rekindle his presidential ambitions in the future or choose to prioritize other endeavors outside the realm of politics.