Kanye West Announces 2020 Presidential Bid

Kanye West Announces 2020 Presidential Bid

Even with a serious campaign, West would be unlikely to draw more than a few percentage points of the vote, peeling away similar numbers of votes from Trump and Biden, said Larry Sabato, director of the University of Virginia's Center for Politics.

Hewing to that possibility, Kanye West, the 43-year old African-American musician and entrepreneur, declared an unexpected run for the US Presidency on Saturday, setting political circles and social media alight about the seriousness or otherwise of his candidacy at this late stage.

No way Ye: The mother-of-four had previously claimed she'd warned her Gold Digger rapper husband off entering politics.

Kanye West took to his Twitter account to share the news and wrote, "We must now realize the promise of America by trusting God, unifying our vision and building our future".

West, who once wore a MAGA hat to a meeting with the president, also said in that interview that in some ways, conditions had improved under Trump's presidency: "I buy real estate".

It is unclear if he has filed any official paperwork to appear on state election ballots this year. Not among the sceptics, though: Elon Musk, who tweeted in response: "You have my full support!". "He then hashtagged "#2020Vision".

Several fans replied to the announcement, proposing: 'and can @elonmusk be your VP?'

West and Kim Kardashian - who is now training to become a criminal justice lawyer - previously visited the White House to discuss prison reform. Kim extended her support to Kanye after he revealed he will be running for the presidential race.

He has received backing from Tesla CEO Elon Musk. The question everyone is asking is if it is a publicity stunt (no, that's not rhetorical)? "2020 can no longer surprise me so just putting that out there". However, key battleground state deadlines are still up and coming including Michigan's (filing date July 16) - Pennsylvania's date August 3rd, Wisconsin's is August 4th and Arizona's cut-off is September 4th. But that support was only backed up by some of Mr Trump's most ardent supporters on Twitter. West wanted to get close so he could get Trump's attention on the mass incarceration issue.

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