Have you heard? Kanye West has tossed his hat in the 2020 presidential race. The 43-year-old rapper and fashion designer announced the news in a July 4 tweet, triggering a wave of reactions that range from joy to shock to concern.
A lot of people immediately balked at the idea of a West presidency, but others weren’t so mad at it. Ahead, we’ll look at West’s announcement, what people have to say about it, and what a West presidency could look like.
West made his announcement on the evening of July 4, tweeting: “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 🇺🇸! #2020VISION.”
The post quickly went viral, amassing over 300,000 comments and nearly 1 million likes. As the tweets rolled in, West’s name shot to the top of Twitter’s trending topic list, where it remains as of this writing.
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 ! #2020VISION