What a way to mark the Fourth of July than with the fireworks from Kanye West! He has officially announced that he is running for U.S. President in 2020.
Kanye, who is 43 years old made the announcement via Twitter on Saturday night: “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 â€¦ #2020VISION.”
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 ??! #2020VISIONâ€” ye (@kanyewest) July 5, 2020
This is not that first time Kanye has mentioned running for President but his makes it official.
“One of my main things [I’ll address] once Iâ€™m president is the medical industry,” he said in a 2018 interview with Power 92.3’s DJ Pharris. “Iâ€™m going to make sure that the medical industry flourishes. Thereâ€™s one thing I learned by hanging around with Jay-Z, and being married to my wife, is you canâ€™t fuck up the paper.. That’s the problem with a lot of the radical leaders in the past.”
Where does this put his relationship with Donald Trump? Will his so-called brother acknowledge his announcement to run for President in 2020. Maybe West has spoken with Trump and Trump gave his blessing as he will not run for re-election.
“We know who Iâ€™m voting on. And Iâ€™m not going to be told by the people around me and the people that have their agenda that my career is going to be over,” he said. “Because guess what: Iâ€™m still here! Jesus Is King was No. 1! I was told my career would end if I wasnâ€™t with her (Hillary Clinton). What kind of campaign is that, anyway? Thatâ€™s like if Obamaâ€™s campaign was ‘Iâ€™m with black.’ Whatâ€™s the point of being a celebrity if you canâ€™t have an opinion? Everybody make their own opinion! You know?”