Kanye West said Saturday that he is running for president in the US election in 2020, an obvious challenge facing President Donald Trump.
“We must now fulfill America’s promise by trusting in God, unifying our vision and building our future,” West said. tweeted
. “I am running for president of the United States! # 2020 VISION.”
West wrote his plans a few days after a new song and released a new album entitled “God’s Country”.
Fans immediately wrote their support to the musician and businessman, who has a history of promoting himself and his work with political statements.
So far, it does not appear that the West has any intention of nominating the president.
With elections just four months away, the West still has to register with the Federal Election Commission, present a campaign platform, collect several signatures to get the November vote, and more.
He has already lost it deadline
to run as an independent candidate in many states.
However, it has garnered at least one notable approval. Tesla CEO Elon Musk, who was recently was photographed
with West, he responded to his tweet with: “You have my full support!”
Kim Kardashian West too retweeted
Announcement of her husband with an American emoji flag.
West’s announcement is not the first time the idea of running for president has been criticized.
West first said he would run for president at the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards. He ended his acceptance speech for the Video Vanguard Award by saying he would run in 2020. But in January 2019, he tweeted
“2024”, apparently delays his plans.
In a May 2018 interview with Charlamagne tha God, West said that if his platform ran, it would be “Trump’s campaign and maybe Bernie Sanders’ principles.” That would be my mix. “
In recent years, West has won and lost his supporters for his vocal support for Trump. West regularly praised his admiration for the President, wore a red “Make America Great Again” hat and visited the Oval Office.
However, he has recently deviated from the President for the Black Life movement and protests against police barbarism and racial injustice.
In June, the West donated $ 2 million to support the families of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor, three blacks killed in police and civilian incidents.
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