In an Independence Day tweet, Kanye West announced he is running for president and used the hashtag “2020 vision,” appearing to indicate he plans to toss his hat in the ring for this fall’s election.
“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!” West 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
— ye (@kanyewest) July 5, 2020
West, who has frequently supported President Trump, suggested in April that he was going to vote for him this fall.
The internet responded to the 43-year-old musician and fashion designer’s announcement with mockery, with some theorizing the move was intended to take votes away from Joe Biden and help Trump win in November.
“Kanye West is obviously Trump’s desperation plan to take votes from Biden.
This is like Biden convincing David Duke to run for President.
Hopefully Americans don’t fall for this disgusting trick.”
Keep your eyes on the prize.#VoteBiden #EndTheNightmare https://t.co/04POvLp0aK
— Chip Franklin (@chipfranklin) July 5, 2020
yes guys let’s just pretend like kanye wasn’t an trump supported just last year and that this isn’t just a scheme to get black people to vote for kanye instead of biden and in turn causing trump to be re-elected!!! 🙈 #kanye2020 pic.twitter.com/gtjHtR0UbN
— A Blessing (@BLM_004) July 5, 2020
Just a reminder of what kanye west has said when he has spoken up about politics #Taylor2020 pic.twitter.com/uQY15ng6WG
— p (@taylorpayp) July 5, 2020
If Kanye is running under a third party or as a democrat, he is obviously doing this to help Trump win.
— Frederick Joseph (@FredTJoseph) July 5, 2020
BREAKING: Kanye West announces he needs more attention.
— Danny Zuker (@DannyZuker) July 5, 2020
If ever you needed evidence to prove that wealth has no correlation to intelligence, herein lies Kanye West and Elon Musk. pic.twitter.com/SzXf24wYXu
— BLMChicago (@BLMChi) July 5, 2020
Kanye once said that Slavery was a choice. Dont vote for kanye. #kanye2020 #KanyeWest pic.twitter.com/kl3mFE8o9x
— brooks (@imbrooksalliee) July 5, 2020
Me, yesterday: Anyone but Trump, 2020
Me, right now: Anyone but Trump or Kanye West, 2020
— Covfefe “Shecky” Jones- King Of Shade👑 FBR 🌊🌊 (@King_Of_Shade) July 5, 2020