Kanye West Announces 2020 Presidential Run On Twitter

Mary Papenfuss
HuffPost

Kanye West apparently wants to go West Wing, and on Saturday announced in a tweet that he’s running for president — maybe this year. That left fans wondering if newly minted billionaire Kim Kardashian could be the next First Lady.

“I am running for president of the United States,” the rapper tweeted, followed by the hashtag “2020Vision.”

Scroll to continue with content
Ad

“We must now realize the promise of America by trusting God, unifying our vision and building our future,” West noted.

The New Yorker then tweeted a cover from 2015 featuring West as a presidential candidate — and holding up a newspaper front page proclaiming: “Trump Defeats Kanye.”

That cover was prompted by West’s declaration at the 2015 Video Music Awards that he would launch a 2020 presidential run.

On Saturday, SpaceX founder and West pal Elon Musk tweeted his “full support.” 

Some West followers suspected it was some kind of publicity trick ... including that his next album might be called “2020Vision.” He just released his first single of 2020, “Wash Us In The Blood.”

Though West has floated the idea of running a few times in the past, he is also a big supporter of the man who would be his rival, Donald Trump.

West triggered controversy when he visited the Oval Office in 2018, sporting a “Make America Great Again” hat, and posed with Trump, saying: “I love this guy right here.” Kardashian has also visited the Oval Office, seeking Trump’s help in getting parole for imprisoned convicts.

She also tweeted her husband’s statement Saturday.

Love HuffPost? Become a founding member of HuffPost Plus today.

It wasn’t immediately clear if West had filed any of the paperwork necessary to run.

Also on HuffPost

This article originally appeared on HuffPost and has been updated.

What to Read Next

Back