Kanye West announces he will participate in the 2020 presidential race for the United StatesJul 052020
It is unknown if the musician has already presented some documents officially to appear on the ballot papers.
The American musician Kanye West announced on July 4 that he will participate in the presidential elections that will be held this year in his country.
"Now we must fulfill the promise of America, trusting God, unifying our vision and building our future. I am running for the President of the United States," he wrote on his Twitter account.
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— ye (@kanyewest) July 5, 2020
The post has quickly garnered thousands of comments, including that of Tesla Motors and SpaceX co-founder Elon Musk. "You have my full support!" Said the billionaire.
It is unknown if the musician has already presented some documents officially to appear on the ballot papers. In this context, The Guardian newspaper indicates that the deadline, established for independent candidates to present their candidacy for the elections, has not yet expired in many states of the country.
Notably, this is not the first time West has spoken publicly of his intention to run for President. His first announcement was made in August 2015, while picking up an award at the MTV Video Music Awards ceremony. "I have decided to run for President in 2020," he said then.
Then he did it in November of last year, but at the time he said that he planned to participate in the elections to be held in 2024. However, his speech was interrupted by laughter from the public, to which the singer asked with a serious gesture. : "what are they laughing at?".
For his part, US President Donald Trump admitted in October 2018 that he could consider starring in the 2020 presidential election campaign flanked by West, whom he called a friend. In an interview shortly before holding a meeting with the rapper, Trump answered a question about that possibility and said: "I could consider it, I could see that."
The presidential elections will take place on November 3.