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Kanye West announces he wants to run for the president of the United States

dailymail: Kanye West has announced he is running for president of the United States, just four months before election day.

The 21-time Grammy winner celebrated Independence Day with the announcement on Twitter, which was met with mixed reactions and skepticism.

‘We must now realize the promise of America by trusting God, unifying our vision and building our future. I am running for president of the United States! #2020VISION’, he tweeted on Saturday.

The rapper has sparked speculation over the years that he would potentially enter the presidential race one day, most recently in November, when he said he planned to run in 2024.

It is unclear if he has filed any official paperwork to appear on state election ballots this year.

While there is no official deadline to enter the presidential race, candidates must meet certain filing requirements under Ballot Access Laws that vary by state.

The deadline to add independent candidates to the ballot has not yet passed in many states, including California.

Saturday’s announcement, which came amid Fourth of July celebrations and protests across the country, immediately caused a stir on social media.

Fellow eccentric billionaire Elon Musk was among the first to endorse the rapper and sparked rumors that he could be Ye’s running mate after replying: ‘You have my full support!’

Earlier this week West had visited the Tesla founder and posted a photo on Twitter from their possible meeting of minds.

Several fans replied to the announcement, proposing: ‘and can @elonmusk be your VP?’

Wife Kim Kardashian had little to say immediately after the news broke, but showed her support for her husband by tweeting an American Flag emoji in response.

Kanye’s tweet was met mostly with skepticism, one user referencing his infamous snub of Taylor Swift at the 2009 VMAs: ‘Imma let you finish but no.’

Potential first lady? Wife Kim Kardashian (pictured in June 2019) would be no stranger to the White House either, having met with president over the years lobbying for criminal justice reform

‘Is this a ploy to try and get trump re-elected,’ another follower wrote, accusing him to try and split the vote in Trump’s favor.

Some theorized the move could be just a publicity stunt to help promote a new line of shoes or an upcoming album.

‘I feverishly hope [that] this just a publicity stunt for new album because … No! Don’t you dare 2020, don’t even think about it, you’ve done enough for one year …Kanye stay home,’ one user said.

West did not provide further details on his campaign or his party affiliation with his announcement, both he and Musk have thrown their support behind Trump in the past.

Back in May, Musk thanked Trump for suggesting on Twitter that the Tesla plant in California should be allowed to remain open amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

In October 2018, Kanye infamously revealed his support for Donald Trump following a bizarre Twitter rant that sparked concerns for the rapper’s mental state.

Soon after, he paid a visit to Donald Trump himself at the White House, wearing the president’s trademark MAGA hat and delivered a rambling, profanity-laden speech in which he discussed alternate universes and his diagnosis of bipolar disorder, which he said was actually sleep deprivation.

Speaking to a crowd of reporters in the Oval Office he said the hat was like a Superman cape and said that Trump made him a billionaire.

Kanye also joked about running for president in 2024 during the visit – an idea he would later confirm during an appearance at the annual Fast Company Innovation Festival in New York City last November.

West had been promoting his new line of biodegradable shoes at the event before casually mentioning to the crowd he was running for president in 2024, prompting laughter from the audience.

Reality star-turned-activist Kim Kardashian would be no stranger to the White House either, having met with President Trump on more than one occasion lobbying for criminal justice reform.

Source: Published by dailymail

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Nice eze ngozi blessings
Nice eze ngozi blessings
1 month ago

That’s great

Edidiong Udofa
Edidiong Udofa
1 month ago

this is interesting

Oladosu Olumide
Oladosu Olumide
1 month ago

Good of him

James Jeremiah
James Jeremiah
1 month ago

Good luck kanye

Ademola micheal
Ademola micheal
1 month ago

That’s going to be a good start for Kanye in politics

Anyaechem Benedict
Anyaechem Benedict
1 month ago

If Kanye West try to run, he will eventually win amid Elon musk support

Sanusi Maryam
Sanusi Maryam
1 month ago

Very good of you Kanye

Gideon
Gideon
1 month ago

Nice one

Dimude chinonso johnbosco
Dimude chinonso johnbosco
1 month ago

Wow..I don’t even know what to say…but for west to win…it will be tough

Kelechi Asii
Kelechi Asii
1 month ago

Good luck

Ubochioma Joshua Izuchukwu
Ubochioma Joshua Izuchukwu
1 month ago

A wrong choice

Chiemerie nnam
Chiemerie nnam
1 month ago

He will really do well

Chidimma queen
Chidimma queen
1 month ago

Great 🇬🇧 news

Edidiong Archibong
Edidiong Archibong
1 month ago

Nice one kanye

Daniel Simon
Daniel Simon
1 month ago

this is really amazing

Ogbeche peter
Ogbeche peter
1 month ago

Good luck

Gabriel Eluare.
Gabriel Eluare.
1 month ago

As a citizen of US he is eligible to contest for presidency of America

Chukwuma Daniel
Chukwuma Daniel
1 month ago

All d best

ikechukwu emmaneul
ikechukwu emmaneul
1 month ago

Interesting

Afolabi Michael Temitope
Afolabi Michael Temitope
1 month ago

He’s free. And will be great

Chisom Charles
Chisom Charles
1 month ago

Thats great news he is a sophisticated man

Adubi oluwafemi samuel
Adubi oluwafemi samuel
1 month ago

Nice one

Onuoha Happiness Eucharia
Onuoha Happiness Eucharia
1 month ago

Well, it’s a good decision

Onuoha Happiness Eucharia
Onuoha Happiness Eucharia
1 month ago

Well, good step

Daniel Ladidi
Daniel Ladidi
1 month ago

That’s good

Abdullah gbolahan
Abdullah gbolahan
1 month ago

Yeah, kanye can do it

Adewumi sherif akanji
Adewumi sherif akanji
1 month ago

Good luck

Asaebea precious
Asaebea precious
1 month ago

Interesting

Nnamdi Nwabueze
Nnamdi Nwabueze
1 month ago

Success to Kanye West

Hassan faruuq opeyemi
Hassan faruuq opeyemi
1 month ago

It’s nice

Edoja Jessica
Edoja Jessica
1 month ago

It will be tough for West to win

Onimmi Friday
Onimmi Friday
1 month ago

This is fabulous. He may win Amid Elon Musk support.

Onimmi Friday
Onimmi Friday
1 month ago

Good luck to Kanye

Ajagbe Olufemi
Ajagbe Olufemi
1 month ago

It’s laugha

Ajagbe Olufemi
Ajagbe Olufemi
1 month ago

It’s laughable

Felix Okorie
Felix Okorie
1 month ago

Good luck bros.

Aremoh James Oyewole
Aremoh James Oyewole
1 month ago

Very interesting

Afolami mercy Titilola
Afolami mercy Titilola
1 month ago

It’s a good one

EMEKA NWANKWOALA
EMEKA NWANKWOALA
1 month ago

Go ahead.

Agim Uchenna Vincent
Agim Uchenna Vincent
1 month ago

That will be good

Ekerette Effiong Isonguyo
Ekerette Effiong Isonguyo
1 month ago

Nice update

Oluwatimilehin olakunle
Oluwatimilehin olakunle
1 month ago

Wow! This is great

godwin emetu
godwin emetu
1 month ago

Great ambition

Onusiriuka Ezichi
Onusiriuka Ezichi
1 month ago

Kanye is an excellent candidate to contest.

Ndubueze Anna Chinenye
Ndubueze Anna Chinenye
1 month ago

Best of luck Kanye

Isaac Sunday
Isaac Sunday
1 month ago

Am not surprised

reuben amicable
reuben amicable
1 month ago

B͎e͎s͎t͎ o͎f͎ l͎u͎c͎k͎ t͎o͎ k͎a͎n͎y͎e͎

Balogun Toba
Balogun Toba
1 month ago

That’s good

Udochukwu mmesoma precious
Udochukwu mmesoma precious
1 month ago

Good luck to him

Andemah jairus
Andemah jairus
1 month ago

That’s a good leader