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Kanye West Announces That He’s Running For President

July 5, 2020 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
Kanye West

Kanye West says he’s officially throwing his hat into the presidential election, and he has some support in Elon Musk. The rapper posted to Twitter on Saturday night and announced that he is running for president, hashtagging the post “#2020Vision” as you can see below.

The announcement isn’t entirely out of left field; West announced back in 2015 at the MTV VMAs that he would run for the office. West has mentioned the plans to run at times in the five years since, at one point suggesting that the run might take place in 2024 instead of 2020. He has also garnered a fair amount of headlines for his support of President Donald Trump.

West is of course also known for making odd, sometimes outlandish statements on social media from time to time. It is uncertain if West is serious, though TMZ reports that he has not filed with the Federal Election Commission to run this year, which he would have to do in order to actually enter the race.

That said, if the run is serious, it appears as if Elon Musk is a supporter as he posted such in reply to West. You can see both his and West’s posts below:

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