KANYE WEST: Announces 2020 Presidential Bid

Written by on July 6, 2020

Kanye West surprised the world over the weekend when he announced plans to run for president — this year! 

On Saturday night, Yeezy tweeted, “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.”

He’s spoken of political ambitions before. He first floated the idea at the 2015 VMAs and last year ‘Ye called his shot for 2024, but promised he wouldn’t run for the country’s highest office until Trump was done.

The unexpected Fourth of July announcement earned the co-signs of his famous friends, including Elon Musk, who tweeted, “You have my full support!” 

While there’s no doubt Kanye would have interest from voters across party lines, there is one major catch that will likely keep him from the 2020 ballot — he’s already missed the filing deadline in most states. 


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