Kanye West announces 2020 presidential run

Written by on July 6, 2020

Kanye West has announced that he will run for US president in the upcoming 2020 election.

The 43-year-old rapper and fashion designer shared his declaration on Twitter on Independence Day in America (July 4), causing a stir on social media.


“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,” he wrote.

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West’s wife, reality TV star Kim Kardashian West, responded to the tweet with an American flag emoji, while Tesla CEO Elon Musk wrote: “You have my full support.”


There are only four months left to go before polling day on 3 November, and it is not known whether West has filed any official paperwork to appear on state election ballots. West would go up against Donald Trump – who he has been a vocal supporter of – and Democrat Joe Biden.

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