Kanye WestÂ apparently wants to go West Wing, and on Saturday announced in a tweet that heâ€™s running for president â€” maybe this year. That left fans wondering if newly minted billionaireÂ Kim Kardashian could be the next First Lady.
â€œI am running for president of the United States,â€ the rapper tweeted, followed by the hashtag â€œ2020Vision.â€
â€œWe must now realize the promise of America by trusting God, unifying our vision and building our future,â€ West noted.
The New Yorker quickly tweeted a 2015 cover featuring West … as a presidential candidate. But he was holding up a newspaper front page reading: â€œTrump Defeats Kanye.â€
That cover was born after West said on MTVâ€™s Video Music Awards in 2015 that he would launch a 2020 presidential run.
SpaceX founder and West pal Elon Musk jumped on the band wagon, tweeting his â€œfull support.â€Â
Some West followers suspected some kind of publicity trick … including that his next album might be called â€œ2020Vision.â€ He just released his first single of 2020 â€“ â€œWash Us In The Blood.â€
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 big-time controversy when he visited the Oval Office in 2018,Â sporting a â€œMake America Great Againâ€ hat, and posed with Trump, saying: â€œI love this guy right here.â€Â Kardashian has also visited the Oval Office, seeking Trumpâ€™s helpÂ in getting parole for imprisoned convicts.
She also tweeted her husbandâ€™s statement Saturday.
It wasnâ€™t immediately clear if West had filed any of the paperwork necessary to run.
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