American rapper Kanye West, who had in the past been eviscerated by the Left over his vocal support for US President Donald Trump, has said he launched his own presidential bid,
“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! #2020VISION,” West wrote, breaking the news to his nearly 30 million followers on Twitter on Saturday evening.
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 🇺🇸! #2020VISION
— ye (@kanyewest) July 5, 2020
Although West did not elaborate further, leaving dumbfounded netizens wondering if he really means it or is just joking around, he has already secured some notable endorsements, including that from fellow entrepreneur Elon Musk.
“You have my full support,” the CEO of SpaceX and Tesla tweeted.
You have my full support!
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) July 5, 2020
While some took it as a sure indication that Musk is seeking to become West’s running mate, others expressed scepticism that the outspoken rapper could pull it all off, especially with 4 months left till the 2020 presidential elections.
I think you might be a tiny bit late for this election
— Marques Brownlee (@MKBHD) July 5, 2020
Others did not take the announcement at face value, dismissing the tweet as a PR stunt aimed at promoting yet unreleased music.
He must have a new album coming and wants free publicity
— Bobo (@BoboBrazil3) July 5, 2020
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