California, United States — Kanye West has announced that he will be running for president of the United States in the 2020 elections.
Kanye West is an artist, producer, record label executive and a fashion designer, who is now looking forward on running for the biggest job in the country, presidency.
Although it is not clear if the musician is serious or if it is plainly a publicity stunt for himself or perhaps a project unrelated to presidency, he tweeted on America’s birthday (July 14) officially announcing his candidacy for US president of 2020.
”“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”, West tweeted.
West’s tweet instantly went on viral with over 100,000 retweets within the first hour making ‘Kanye’ the number one trending term on Twitter in the United States. West has a total of 29.4 million followers on Twitter.
This is not the first time West has talked about running for the presidency of the United States, although he has mentioned about running for president of 2024 a number of times, it seems like he has moved up his plans.
During a meeting in 2018 with Trump, to discuss about prison reform, West and his wife, reality star Kim Kardashian had visited the White House, where West had worn a red “Make America Great Again” cap and had uttered words such as “motherfucker” and “infinite amount of universe” saying Trump made him feel like Superman and hugged him saying, “I love this guy right here”
Later on when Trump was asked if West could be a future presidential candidate, Trump replied saying: “Could very well be.”
With West replying: “Only after 2024. Let’s stop worrying about the future. All we really have is today. We just have today.”
After this as well, West was open about his ambitions as recently as on an event on November 2019 saying “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”
West had also spoken about his own presidential ambitions on 2019 during an interview with Zane Lowe of Apple Music’s Beats 1 show while mentioning his support for Trump.
“There will be a time when I will be the president of the US, and I will remember… any founder that didn’t have the capacity to understand culturally what we are doing,” West stated. It was unsure to whom the artist was exactly referring to.
Although West offered no further details on his campaign, the 43 year old gained the endorsement of Elon Musk, the CEO of SpaceX, -who was initially supporting the former Democratic candidate Andrew Yang- who responded to the tweet of West saying: “You have my full support!”
With just four months to go before official polling day on November 3, it is still not clear whether West has appeared to have filed forms with the Federal Election Commision to run for the office yet.