Early Sunday morning, Billionaire rapper and fashion entrepreneur, Kanye West 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.
Kanye on Sunday tweeted “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”
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”
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