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Uh, Kanye West Says He's Running For President In 2020

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  • Kanye West announced on July 4 that he's running for President of the United States.
  • Kanye already has Elon Musk's support.

President Donald Trump and Joe Biden better watch out because Kanye West just tossed his hat into the ring. Kanye announced in a tweet on July 4 that he's running for President of the United States.

"We must now realize the promise of America by trusting God, unifying our vision and building our future," he tweeted. "I am running for president of the United States! #2020VISION" Elon Musk even replied saying, "You have my full support!"

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The tweet is obviously receiving a lot of attention. It already has almost one million likes and 500,000 retweets. One of those retweets is from Kanye's wife, Kim Kardashian. Kim added an American flag emoji showing her support. This declaration comes with a lot of questions: Is he really going to start a campaign? Could Kim K be our first lady? While both of those things are unlikely—it's interesting to imagine a world where Keeping Up with the Kardashians could be filmed in the White House.

Let's not forget that this isn't Kanye's first time making political statements. At the 2015 Video Music Awards, he announced that he would run in 2020. Then, he later showed his support for Trump at a White House visit in 2018.

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During the visit, he made some interesting remarks. "They tried to scare me to not wear this hat, my own friends, but this hat it gives me, it gives me power," he explained. "You know, my dad and my mom separated, so I didn't have a lot of male energy in my home. And also, I'm married to a family that, you know–not a lot of male energy going on. It's beautiful though."

So far, we have Trump, Biden, and West. Who's next?


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