Kanye West announces on Twitter he will run for President

Lawrence Kim
July 5, 2020

He wrote: "We must now realize the promise of America by trusting God, unifying our vision and building our future".

West, who has repeatedly floated running for president in the past, had recently posted a photo of himself with Musk with the caption: "When you go to your boys house and you're both wearing orange". "I am running for president of the United States #2020VISION", he wrote, alongside an emoji of the American flag. Not among the skeptics, though: Elon Musk, who tweeted in response: "You have my full support!".

It's unclear if West seriously plans to run this year and whether any official paperwork for an election bid has been filed.

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

West has not been shy about setting forth presidential ambitions before.

It's not the first time West has said he would be running for President.

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West has been a vocal supporter of President Donald Trump and even suggested last April that would vote for him come November.

Back in November a year ago, he had hinted at his political inclinations as he began his speech at Fast Company's Innovation Festival, saying: "When I run for President in 2024", leading to the crowd breaking into laughter. In 2015, during a famously wide-ranging acceptance speech for the Video Vanguard award at the MTV Video Music Awards, he said, "As you probably could have guessed by this moment, in 2020 I have made a decision to run for president".

The US government is already an out-of-control clown auto at this point, so why not go ahead and shove one more clown in there?

Kanye and his equally famous wife Kim Kardashian West have visited Trump in the White House.

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