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Kanye West dropped out of the 2020 U.S. presidential race - after a heart-to-heart talk with President Donald Trump.

According to Washington insiders, Trump convinced his good friend to drop out of the race because the publicity surrounding West's run was negatively impacting his own campaign.

The 43-year-old rapper announced his intention to run for president two weeks ago. Democrats immediately accused West of conspiring with Trump to help him siphon off Democratic votes.

"So Trump got Kanye to try to split the Black vote," tweeted @DrBFPalmer on July 5.

And @JB93621 tweeted: "Yep gonna try and split young votes from Biden and help his buddy trump get re-elected."

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According to New York Magazine's Intelligencer magazine, Steve Kramer confirmed the Yeezy rapper won't be running against Trump and Joe Biden for the POTUS position.

"He's out," Kramer said, according to the publication.

The election strategist added: "I have nothing good or bad to say about Kanye. Everyone has their personal decision about why they make decisions."

Kramer joined West's campaign team to get the rapper on the ballot in Florida and South Carolina.

When asked for more details on what had happened, Kramer replied: "I'll let you know what I know once I get all our stuff canceled. We had over 180 people out there today."

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But Washington insiders say Trump called West and convinced him to drop out of the race because his campaign was hampered by the controversy surrounding West.

"Trump asked him to drop out, so Kanye's out," said the insider.

West tried to put some distance between himself and Trump by claiming he no longer supported the president after he "caught wind that he hid in the bunker" during the Black Lives Matter uprising in Washington, D.C. last month.

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Trump, 73, brushed aside news that West was gunning for his job in a recent chat with Fox News' Sean Hannity. The president expressed confidence that his job was safe.

"He is always going to be for us, and his wife is going to be for us," Trump said, referring to the rapper and reality TV star Kim Kardashian West.

"[He's a] very good guy. He is a person that I get along with very well," Trump said. "At the end I think he would support us over anyone else, we have to stop the radical left from taking over our country."

Tesla boss Elon Musk, who was West's campaign adviser, reportedly also asked the rapper to drop out of the race. Musk later said West wasn't ready to run for president until 2024.

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Apparently, Joe Biden is considering controversial conservative commentator Candace Owens for Vice President.

Owens stunned her followers when she made the announcement Friday that she was in talks with Biden's team.

"I can confirm I am in advanced conversations with the Biden team," Owens tweeted in response to a tweet on Friday.

Owens retweeted standup comic Tim Dillon, who wrote, "If Biden picks @RealCandaceO it would be wild. She would destroy Pence."

Biden previously vowed h would pick a woman as his running mate on the presidential ticket.

There is mounting pressure on Biden to pick a Black woman as his vice president.

Last week: Biden reportedly narrowed his choices down to six women -- Senators Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts and Kamala Harris of California, Susan Rice, who served as former President Obama's national security adviser, Florida Rep. Val Demings, Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, and New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham, a Latina.

Question: Would you vote for Joe Biden if he picked Candace Owens as his running mate?

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Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms has come under fire for hitting the campaign trail with presidential hopeful Joe Biden, while a violent crime wave sweeps the city.

Lance Bottoms made national headlines when she endorsed Biden for president. She hosted Biden's campaign stop in Atlanta, and since then, she has gone on the road to stump for him.

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A 2019 FBI report shows a spike in the number of violent crimes in Atlanta in the first half of 2019 compared to the same period in 2018.

Critics blame the Mayor's cash bail reform and her order to end police chases in Atlanta for the spike in violent crimes.

Atlantans question why Lance Bottoms is on the campaign trail with Biden, who is seen as a long run for the Democratic nomination.

Political insiders say Lance Bottoms is on the campaign trail with Biden because her name is on the short list to be Biden's running mate.

Sabrina Peterson, Atlanta socialite and owner of Glam Bar Salon, is organizing volunteers to help block the mayor's reelection. Instagram followers expressed their anger at Lance Bottoms' inaction on crime.

@Kelving2016 wrote: "Still stomping for Biden???? You're going to mess around and lose the mayorship following behind him. I have told you constantly but you refuse to acknowledge. I wish you the best."

And @terrilz wrote "Shouldn't you be governing in Atl. Fixing the enormous crime problem?"

Lance Bottoms narrowly defeated Mary Norwood in a runoff election in 2017.

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California Senator Kamala Harris has dropped out of the 2020 presidential race. Harris dropped out after her campaign failed to raise enough donations to pay her staff.

Harris reportedly held a conference call with her campaign staff earlier Tuesday in Iowa where she explained that the campaign was having financial struggles.

Her campaign hadn't bought TV ads in months and she was forced to advertise on social media. Last month she laid off most of her campaign staff.

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Harris, 55, polled poorly with Black voters who criticized her criminal justice record in California. Harris claimed she fought for criminal justice reform, but her critics say, as a prosecutor, she sent many Black men to prison.

Harris was former President Barack Obama's early choice for the Democratic nomination.

Harris' announcement on Tuesday comes after a disgruntled former staffer wrote a letter saying Harris treated her campaign staff like runaway slaves.

In the letter, obtained by The New York Times, Kelly Mehlenbacher wrote, "This is my third presidential campaign and I have never seen an organization treat its staff so poorly."

Mehlenbacher added that she resigned from Harris' campaign because she saw no hope of Harris winning the nomination.

"With less than 90 days until Iowa we still do not have a real plan to win... We have refused to confront our mistakes, foster an environment of critical thinking and honest feedback, or trust the expertise of talented staff."

Harris is married to attorney Douglas Emhoff. They have no children.

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