It is unclear whether he has consulted with his friend Donald Trump, but rapper Kanye West has announced that he is ready to become president.
“We must now fulfill America’s promise by trusting in God, unifying our vision and building our future,” West wrote on Twitter Saturday night. “I’m running for president of the United States!”
It is not clear how serious he is about the candidacy, but it looks like Kanye will challenge Trump in this regard.
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
— ye (@kanyewest) July 5, 2020
It is likely that he could use a bit of advertising for his upcoming album, God’s Country, and his song “Wash Us in the Blood,” which was released earlier this week.
But Trump himself was a TV star, and former President Ronald Reagan certainly made a name for himself as a Hollywood actor before entering politics.
If West really wants to run for president, he will have to do so as an independent. And even that would require him to get the necessary signatures until the November vote.
West, 43, made a surreal appearance at the Oval Office in October 2018, meeting with Trump after showing his love for the current president.
The day before he made his announcement, the rapper shared a photo of July 1 with perhaps the only famous figure more polarizing than he himself: Elon Musk.
Musk immediately responded to West’s presidential announcement, writing, “You have my full support.” / Telegraph /