Kanye West tweets he's running for president in 2020

Brenda Watkins
July 7, 2020

Well that might actually become real life as the rapper has announced he will run to become the next President of the United States in 2020.

Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk endorsed West shortly after his announcement.

The only current indication he will run this year is on his Twitter account, leading people to suspect the announcement is a publicity stunt.

He wrote, "We must now realize the promise of America by trusting God, unifying our vision and building our future". Deadlines to appear on several states ballots as an independent are also quickly approaching, and the chance to run in six major states, including delegate-rich Texas and NY, have already passed. "#2020VISION". he casually tweeted last night.

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"#FirstLady" has been trending on Twitter since West announced he is throwing his hat into the 2020 race, though some have questioned his seriousness, and thousands of users have taken to posting clips of Kardashian from her long-running series 'Keep Up with the Kardashians, ' highlighting more embarrassing moments that get to live forever thanks to the internet.

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Kanye West running for President in 2020.

He said at the time, "It's about ideas, people who believe in truth".

The deadline to run as an independent candidate has already passed in six states, including Maine, North Carolina, New York, Indiana, Texas, and New Mexico. Reactions have ranged from dismissal to mockery and anger that the influential rapper's ploy could impact the election outcome and cost Democrats their only chance to unseat the unsavory incumbent Donald Trump.

Sports commentator Jemele Hill warned the Twitterverse not to waste precious energy responding while Band of Ghosts frontman Eric Balfour fired off in his tweeted reply: "Do you guys think this is all a joke?" You can find out more at BallotPedia. Paris Hilton and White House Correspondent April also chimed in with their reactions.

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However, the rapper has left it too late to run in every state, meaning he stands to lose millions of potential votes before he begins his campaign. Is the "college dropout" president material, or is this a "beautiful, twisted fantasy"?

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