2020 has been nothing short of surprises on every corner. And just when you start to wonder what the next surprise would be; Rapper And entrepreneur Kanye West used the July 4th Independence Day celebrations to declare that he has joined the 2020 U.S Presidential Election race.
The unlikely challenger to Donald Trump – of whom he has been a vocal supporter; and Joe Biden, chose American independence day to make the surprise announcement on Twitter, triggering a social media storm.
“We must now realize the promise of America by trusting God, unifying our vision and building our future,” West wrote; “I am running for president of the United States.”
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 was accompanied by a stars and stripes flag, an exclamation mark and “#2020VISION”. His wife, Kim Kardashian West, replied to the tweet with an American flag.
According to the Guardian, with just four months to go before polling day on 3 November; it was not clear whether Kanye West’s tweet would have been more fitting on April Fools’ day than American Independence Day.
And Kanye West, a 21-time Grammy award winner, picked up an immediate endorsement from Elon Musk; the chief executive of electric-car maker Tesla and another celebrity known for eccentric outbursts, who tweeted in reply; “You have my full support!”