Source: Associated Press
Kanye West celebrated Independence Day by announcing he plans to run for president in 2020.
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
“We must now realize the promise of America by trusting God, unifying our vision and building our future,” West announced via Twitter. “I am running for president of the United States.”
West captioned his post with the hashtag “#2020VISION.”
The 43-year-old rapper and fashion designer has flirted with running for office before, however West routinely expresses his support for Donald Trump telling GQ just this May he is still “voting on” Trump.
According to ABC News, if Kanye is serious about running for the Oval Office, he will need to run as an independent this close to the election and will need to obtain the necessary signatures to get on November’s ballot.
Meanwhile, West’s wife – newly minted billionaire cosmetic queen Kim Kardashian – appears to support her husband’s bid for office. The Keeping Up With the Kardashians star retweeted West’s post to her 65.5 million Twitter followers, alongside an American flag emoji.