Kanye West took to Twitter last night on the 4th of July, surprising the world with a game-changing announcement. The music artist stunned fans after confirming he will be running for president in this year’s big election. Here’s how social media responded.
Kanye West runs for President, social media reacts
Kanye West quickly redefined the 4th of July this year, claiming it as the day he decided to run for president. In a tweet yesterday evening, the music artist wrote: “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“
West has hinted at a possible presidential run in the past but it seems shortly after meeting with tech mogul, Elon Musk, that he’s certain he has what it takes to take the reigns of the White House. Musk was quick to reply to the viral tweet last night, telling West that he has his ‘full support’ in the race. Speculations have now arisen, hinting that Musk may be Kanye’s vice president.
The tweet with over 450,000 retweets has been met with a largely positive response, with many excited over the prospect of a third runner.
A top tweet that had fans in a frenzy last night, questioned whether Kim Kardashian would suit a first lady role. YES “SHE WILL BE THE FIRST LADY! WHAT A JOKE LMAO,” it read.
Now, both the political sphere of America and all those that are idolized by Kanye’s presence within the music industry, are eager to learn more about West’s chances.
A poll was tweeted in response to Ye’s post, with 50.2% of the entire vote supporting the rapper, with Biden in a close second.
No official polls have included Kanye in the race as of now, but all could change if it’s certain that West isn’t pulling a publicity stunt with his bold claim.
Just a few months ago, Kanye West visited The White House to attend a press meeting with President Trump, wearing a MAGA hat.
The two discussed major issues within the country, with a key emphasis on American jobs and the ongoing gang crisis in Chicago.