Kanye West Announces 2020 Presidential Run Reply

By Sharareh Drury

Hollywood Reporter

Kanye West announced on the Fourth of July that he plans to run for president in 2020 — potentially to make good on a promise he made five years before during the 2015 MTV VMAs.

“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,” West tweeted Saturday evening, along with the hashtag #2020VISION.

The announcement was quickly endorsed by Tesla CEO Elon Musk who tweeted at the 43-year-old, “You have my full support!”

Having leaned more into politics in recent years, including a handful of meetings with Donald Trump, the announcement follows numerous statements by West in the past about his intentions to run for the highest office in the land — most recently last November at Fast Company’s Innovation Festival. The difference with that announcement was his presidential sights were set on a 2024 bid.

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Kanye West Tweets That He’s Running for President Reply

By Brian Doherty

Kanye West, the hip hop and fashion mogul whose public moves in the past few years have included a controversial flirtation with MAGA-ism and a turn toward pure Christian messaging in his music, chose the nation’s birthday to announce this via tweet:

The Federal Election Commission’s website shows no sign yet that he’s done any of the legal filings to really run for the office. But he has already cleared what may be the most important hurdle toward such endeavors: the public support of his wife, Kim Kardashian West, who retweeted his announcement with apparent approval, adding merely a flag icon to her husband’s declaration. Tech mogul Elon Musk is also already backing Kanye’s candidacy.

As I pointed out in a 2019 Reason story, despite his oft-repeated fandom for President Donald Trump, the only specific policy issues West has been public about supporting are criminal justice reform, getting more jobs into American cities, and gun control. He and Kim Kardashian West have been effective lobbyists for prison reform, both generically and in the specific matter of getting the nonviolent drug offender Alice Johnson out of prison.

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Kanye West Sets Twitter Alight With Cryptic ‘2024’ Message Reply

The spectacle of Kanye West running for President as a Democratic black conservative could certainly change the mainstream political landscape…to say the least.

By Lee Moran

Huffington Post

Did Kanye West just confirm his presidential run on Twitter?

The self-styled “greatest living rock star on the planet” set the social media platform abuzz Tuesday with the following message:

On Monday, he also tweeted but then deleted a photo featuring this “Keep America Great” poster, with the hashtag #Kanye2024, according to NME, a British music journalism outlet.

Kanye West tweeted an image containing these posters on Monday -- then quickly deleted it, according to a British music magaz

 

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Who Is Candace Owens? 7 Things To Know About Kanye’s Fave And The Next ‘Tomi Lahren’ Reply

By Rebekah Kuschmider

YourTango.Com

who is candace owens

Who is Candace Owens and why is Yeezy tweeting about her?

Who is Candace Owens? If you’d never heard of Candace Owens before yesterday you’re not alone. The conservative commentator who’s been called the ‘next Tomi Lahren’ and YouTube star was working her way up the media ladder slowly until she got a huge social media boost — from Kanye West.

The hip-hop star and Kardashian spouse busted Owens’ world wide open when he tweeted:

 

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