American Rapper, Kanye West, on Sunday, announced that he intends to run for president in 2020.
West, 43, who made the announcement 122 days before the Nov. 3 election, 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!”
The tweet was ended with a #2020VISION hashtag.
The news was received with memes of disbelief and endorsement, including from his wife, Kim Kardashian West, who tweeted an American flag emoji, and Tesla CEO Elon Musk, who tweeted, “You have my full support!”
The rapper has spoken about running for president in the past. In 2015, he announced his bid for the White House at the MTV Video Music Awards while accepting the Video Vanguard Award.
“It’s about ideas, bro. New ideas. People with ideas. People who believe in truth,” West said during the rambling speech.
“And, yes, as you probably could have guessed by this moment, I have decided in 2020 to run for president,” he had said.
Below are reactions:
@becongress: “Kanye West, a well known friend to Donald Trump, announced he is running for president. Register to vote. This is a tactic to be the modern day Ralph Nader to attempt to get Trump re-elected. Take it serious. #Election2020”
@elijahmochoa: “it’s not even funny that Kanye is running for president… what the fuck is going on. our lives aren’t joke and neither are politics.”
@Stairfax: “kanye running for president is that one filler episode we forgot but hundreds of episodes later it pops up in the plot and becomes relevant at the worst possible fucking time.”
@TereBella: “Kanye is running for president. I’m sick and tired of lame reality stars acting like the Presidency is a joke. People are dying and we are in crisis mode. We need to stop indulging in this nonsense and wake up. #VoteBlueToSaveAmerica”