Kanye West announces that he is running for president on Twitter … and Elon Musk says the rapper has his vote
- Kanye West announced his presidential bid for 2020 in a tweet on Saturday
- The rapper is entering the race just four months before the election
- It was immediately approved by Elon Musk who replied “you have my full support!”
- Wife Kim Kardashian showed her support for her husband by tweeting an American flag
Kanye West has announced that he is running for president of the United States just four months before election day.
The 21-time Grammy winner celebrated Independence Day with the announcement on Twitter, which met with mixed reactions.
‘Now we must fulfill America’s promise by trusting God, unifying our vision and building our future. I’m running for the president of the United States! # 2020VISION ‘, he tweeted on Saturday.
The rapper had sparked speculation over the years that he could participate in the presidential race one day, most recently in November, when he said he wanted to run in 2024.
Campaign Launch: Kanye West has announced that he is running for the President of the United States, with only four months until election day (pictured February 2020)
Presidential offer: 21-time Grammy winner celebrated Independence Day with the announcement on Twitter, which met with mixed reactions
His wife Kim Kardashian had little to say immediately after the announcement, but showed his support by tweeting an American flag emoji in response
Saturday’s announcement, which came between the July 4th celebrations and protests across the country, immediately caused a stir on social media.
Eccentric billionaire Elon Musk was among the first to approve the rapper and sparked rumors that he may be Ye’s running mate after replying, “You have my full support!”
Earlier this week, West had visited Tesla’s founder by posting a photo on Twitter from their possible meeting of minds.
Several fans responded to the announcement, proposing: “and @elonmusk can be your vice president?”
His wife Kim Kardashian appeared to show support for her husband by tweeting an American flag emoji in response.
The tweet was met with skepticism, one user referred to his infamous Taylor Swift snob at the 2009 VMAs: “Imma let you finish but no.”
“It’s a ploy to try and get Trump re-elected,” wrote another follower, accusing him of trying to split the vote in favor of Trump.
The biggest supporter: eccentric eccentric billionaire Elon Musk has raised rumors that he may be Ye’s running mate, while replying to the tweet: “You have my full support!”
Meeting of Minds: West took Twitter this week after visiting Tesla’s founder, posting a photo from their possible meeting of minds
Although he has not offered any platform or affiliation to the party with his announcement, both West and Musk have given their support behind Trump in the past.
In May, Musk thanked Trump for suggesting on Twitter that the Tesla California plant should remain open amid the COVID-19 pandemic.