What if Kanye West ran for president

Rapper Kanye West wants to run for US presidency

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Washington - US rapper Kanye West (43) once again announces his intention to run for the US presidency. "We now have to recognize America's promise, with trust in God, a unifying vision and the creation of a future," wrote the musician on Twitter on Saturday. With the hashtag # 2020VISION, West declared that he was applying for the office of President.

West left it open whether he would actually compete this fall against incumbent Donald Trump, who is running for re-election in November. The rapper did not provide any further information. However, his tweet quickly generated a flurry of reactions. "You have my full support!" Tesla boss Elon Musk wrote in a reply to West. Others joked whether West would be a little late with this announcement a few months before the elections.

In 2015, he first expressed his candidacy request

The husband of reality star Kim Kardashian has already expressed his political ambitions several times. At the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards, he announced that he would compete in the 2020 US election. Two years ago he said in a radio interview that he might run for president in 2024. According to his own statement, he wanted to run as a moderate candidate.

West was one of the few popular artists to publicly support Trump. In 2018 he met Trump at the White House wearing a baseball hat with his campaign slogan "Make America Great Again". But he also caused irritation when he once pretended to be a fan and later described this as a joke. Last autumn, the father of four and hobby preacher released the album "Jesus Is King", the title of which is mostly religious. (APA, July 5, 2020)