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Kanye West still planning to run for US president

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Kanye West still planning to run for US president

Kanye West is still planning to run for US president in 2020.

The outspoken rapper - who did not vote in the recent presidential election - says he still has hopes to run as a candidate in four years.

He said: "I'm concerned about putting our concept of how to do the [president's] job in a new way and if no one will do it in that way, I will take position in 2020 and do it myself."

Kanye also surprised fans at his concert in San Jose this week, when he insisted he would have voted for Donald Trump if had cast a vote on November 8.

He explained: "I told y'all I didn't vote, right? But if I were to vote, I would have voted for Trump.

"I just said that I would have voted for Donald Trump and then I did a song and y'all sang it at the top of your lungs. That doesn't mean that you're a Trump supporter. That just means you OK with a celebrity having their own opinion. Or that someone else is OK to have their own opinion. That might not be your opinion but you can still like that person or still like that person's music."

Kanye previously insisted he is "positive" about a potential presidential bid after announcing plans to run for office at the MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs) last November.

Asked how he's feeling about running in 2020, he said: "Pretty positive vibes... all positive vibes...

"I would like to help [make the world a better place]."

Kanye - who has children North, two, and Saint, three months, with 'Keeping Up With the Kardashians' star wife Kim Kardashian West - also received some advice on becoming president by the current holder of the position, Barack Obama.

Appearing to refer to Kim and her family, the president said: "In case Kanye's serious about this whole POTUS thing, or as he calls it, Peezy, I do have advice for him;

"You've got to deal with strange characters who behave as if they are on a reality TV show. So you've got to be cool with that."

And it seems the rapper already has his first policy in mind as he previously took to Twitter to slam the cost of school text books in the US and call for teachers to be paid more.

He wrote: "I have a friend who works really hard and makes $370 dollars a day...

"Her son just got in a really good school and his textbooks are like $400 dollars each ...

"I mean, his mom has to work 2 days just to afford 1 book for her son ...

"she's giving everything she has to make sure her son has a better future...

"Steve Jobs wanted to lower the cost of textbooks...

"Education puts Americans into debt before they even get a chance to get started...

"We have to lower the price of textbooks...

"I'd rather teachers got paid more and books cost less ... #2020 (sic)"