Kanye tweets he's running for president in the 2020 election

Kanye tweets he's running for president in the 2020 election

Kanye tweets he's running for president in the 2020 election

Once a staunch supporter of Donald Trump, Kanye West he is running for the presidency himself.

A record 58 per cent of voters disapprove of the job Trump's doing at the White House, according to a new survey conducted by the Marist Institute for Public Opinion together with the National Public Radio and PBS NewsHour. "I am running for president of the United States", the entertainer posted on his Twitter account with the hashtag #2020VISION. "That's one of the risks you take", Adlai Stevenson, a one-time Democratic candidate who has been described as the smartest man never to win the White House, said once in half-jest.

Kanye has thrown his support behind Donald Trump in the past.

West made the announcement in a Twitter posting, sharing his plan to run for office to his 29.3 million followers on Sunday and quickly drew in a mixed reaction. Reuters was unable to reach West's publicist for comment.

Many were quick to express their opposition to West, reminding the musician of his 2018 controversy when he infamously said slavery was a "choice". "What a joke. The last thing we need is Kanye".

The multiple Grammy victor took to social media on country's 244th Independence Day (July 4) to share the news.

Yup, you heard that correctly, the creator of every hypebeast's favourite fashion label and 21-time Grammy winning artist, will run for arguably one of the most powerful political positions in the Western world.

Elon Musk, the chief executive of electric-car maker Tesla and another celebrity known for eccentric outbursts, immediately threw his support behind the Stronger rapper, saying: "You have my full support".

West and Kim Kardashian - who is now training to become a criminal justice lawyer - previously visited the White House to discuss prison reform.

All the way back in 2015, at the MTV Music Video Awards, Kanye said he would be running in 2020.

Kanye West announces he's running for President inn 2020.

West has also often been spotted wearing the signature Trump campaign "Make America Great Again" cap.

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