2020 is turning to be a bizarre year. As if the global pandemic was not enough, the world might have to look forward to a ‘Yeezy’ presidency in the near future! Yup, that’s right. Kanye West has announced that he is running for the office of the President of the United States.
The renowned rapper made the shocking announcement on July 4, creating fireworks on social media during America’s annual holiday. Kanye used the hashtag #2020Vision to announce his intentions of joining the November presidential ticket. Here’s what he tweeted.
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
Yeezy’s tweet Saturday night went instantly viral, with over 100,000 retweets in just a couple of hours. The rapper has more than 29.4 million followers and this message became the number one most trending tweet on Twitter.
The hilarious part about all of this was how the internet reacted to the announcement, here are some the hilarious reactions to Kanye’s tweet:
Kanye doing what now? pic.twitter.com/qy4y3pj1MZ
— K a r y. (@itsKARY_) July 5, 2020
In 2020, we’ve had:
– WW3 scares
– Kobe & Gigi’s death
– Australia burning
– A worldwide pandemic
– All sporting events cancelled
– Confirmed UFO sightings
– Murder Hornets
– Riots across the Country
– Anonymous returned
– New strain Flu
-Kayne running for pres
It’s only July.
— Gabriel Pruitt (@iamsmoothg) July 5, 2020
This description below seems to go well with the sentiment expressed in the tweet. pic.twitter.com/jpAeRM1LMV
— MURRAY ? (@murray_nyc) July 5, 2020
My reaction to Kanye running for president … like this year couldn’t get any worse (Chill 2020 that’s not a dare or a challenge) pic.twitter.com/9T2V0KSxeo
— Dana T ♎️⚖️ (@DanaT926) July 5, 2020
Forget about the Kim Kardashian show getting cancelled, this could potentially be a real thing!
— Rafa (@rafadalcanale) July 6, 2020
2020 sitting down with its advisors at a celebration dinner after Kanye announces his campaign: pic.twitter.com/47En51ErSY
— maddie (@maddiehajovsky) July 5, 2020
We’re not quite sure whether this is some publicity stunt or a way to steal voters from Biden as according to some people. They believe that Kanye is a big Trump supporter and is only joining the race to help the current president remain in the Oval Office.
What’s even more surprising is that tech billionaire Elon Musk is in full support of Kanye West and some speculate he might even be the rapper’s first choice for vice president!
Whatever may be the case, it is all just speculation as Kanye has yet to fill out forms with the Federal Election Commission as well as to qualify for ballot access across 50 states. Anything can happen, so stay posted.
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