Musician and person-who-design-clothes-that-look-like-they-belong-to-an-NPC-in-a-00s-game Kanye West has announced he's running for President of what's left of the US.
In a tweet sent last night around 1AM our time, Kanye West said that Americans "must now realize the promise of America by trusting God, unifying our vision and building our future." Already, he's received endorsements from his wife, Kim Kardashian-West, and Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla Motors who thought there'd be close to zero cases of coronavirus in the US by April.
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
Nobody's really sure if Kanye West is Republican or Democrat, as he's voiced support for both parties in the past. Famously, Barack Obama described West as "a jackass" in a hot mic situation, in reference to West jumping up in the middle of Taylor Swift's win at the 2009 VMAs. A few days after Trump was elected, Kanye West went down to Trump Tower to have his photo taken alongside Trump. Yet, for all of this, Kanye West has supported Democrat issues like prison reform.
So, the big question on everyone's minds - is he serious about this? Or is this a stunt to talk up his next album which will most likely be called 'Inauguration' or 'Presidential Dropout'? The answer is probably both, but more than likely that it's a stunt. For one, as of writing, West hasn't filed with the Federal Election Comission and has so far raised zero dollars.
He's also not issued any policy documents, political manifesto, or made any other attempts to push his political message forward. He also appears to have no election committee, either. West first announced his intention to run for US President in 2015 to a barrage of laughter at the MTV VMAs, and then changed his attempt to 2024 in November of last year.
Needless to say, expect things to get a lot weirder as the months roll on towards the November election date.