Rapper Kanye West has officially launched his campaign for the 2020 US presidential election, with an unorthodox rally in Charleston, South Carolina. Neil and Catherine look at the vocabulary in the news around this story.

Video chapters
0:00 – Introduction
0:35 – The story
1:39 – Headline 1: US election 2020: Kanye West launches unconventional bit for presidency
4:49 – Headline 2: A tearful Kanye West launches presidential campaign with rambling rally
7:15 – Headline 3: God, abortion and better acoustics: Kanye West launches campaign with chaotic rally
9:10 – Language summary

launches a bid
starts an attempt to achieve something

• NASA has launched a bid to put the first human on Mars.
• Our rivals have launched a takeover bid.

confusing and too long

• My boss’s rambling meetings make everyone confused.
• Her rambling answer didn’t make things very clear.

without order; confused
• I felt exhausted after attending a chaotic children’s party.
• There were chaotic scenes in the shops on Black Friday.

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