Obama Offers Kanye Campaign Advice


President Barack Obama appeared at a Democratic National Committee fundraiser at San Francisco’s Warfield Theater this weekend, and took the opportunity to give Kanye West, who was performing later in the night, some advice for his potential 2020 campaign. Read what the President counseled after the jump, and watch a video of the President speaking and Kanye’s performance via Consequence of Sound.

Couldn’t get any stranger, but in case Kanye’s serious about this whole POTUS thing—or as he calls it, ‘Peezy’—I do have some advice for him. There’s some stuff I picked up along the way.

First of all, you got to spend a lot of time dealing with some strange characters who behave like they’re on a reality TV show. Second important tip: Saying that you have a beautiful dark twisted fantasy? That’s what’s known as off-message in politics. You can’t say something like that. A lot of people have lost their congressional seats saying things like that. “And number three: Do you really think that this country is going to elect a black guy from the South Side of Chicago with a funny name to be president? That’s cray.

Liz Wood is a freelance editor, fiction writer, and current student in the NYU MFA program. More from this author →