Is Kanye West really running for President in 2020?
According to him, YES. Kanye has set the fireworks off all over the internet today (July 4th) with his announcement that he intends to run for president in 2020.
“We must now realize the promise of America by trusting God, unifying our vision and building our future,” West wrote on Twitter. “I am running for president of the United States!” He concludes with #2020VISION. There are only 122 days left between now and the upcoming election.
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Of course, people are in disbelief and the jokes, memes, and First Lady Kim Kardashian West are trending all over Twitter. Not only did he get an endorsement from his wife, Tesla CEO Elon Musk tweeted, “You have my full support!”
Last November, he talked about the potential of running for President in 2024 after Donald Trump.
“When I run for president in 2024, we would’ve created so many jobs that I’m not going to run, I’m going to walk,” he said.
Kanye kicked the new year off with a series of tweets still supporting Trump, so this announcement comes as a major surprise. Now we’ll just have to wait and see if he was serious, or just had a few too many at the BBQ.
Early Sunday morning, the billionaire rapper and fashion entrepreneur took to his Twitter handle to announce he will be running for the president of the United States in 2020, joining the political fray with the incumbent Donald Trump and the Democratic challenger Joe Biden.
The announcement did not come as a surprise as Kanye had on several occasions discussed his presidential ambitions, and after visiting Trump in 2018 wearing a “Make America Great Again” MAGA hat, revealed he will be contesting in 2024 after Trump’s tenure.
It is not yet clear if West was serious about vying for the presidency four months before the Nov. 3 election or if he had filed any official paperwork to appear on state election ballots.
His tweet has received a lot of reactions from twitter users including its CEO, who endorsed Kanye’s presidential ambitions. Kanye West is the number two trending topic on Twitter worldwide. Some people commented that Kanye plans to take black votes from Biden, so that Trump and Biden will compete for white votes and Trump will win. One other commenter chimed that “if Kanye wins, we will have 2 first ladies in a row that did p*rn”