Could Kanye West actually run for president in 2020?
With Donald Trump’s historic election victory, the internet is ablaze discussing the possibility of Kanye West running for president. While originally starting as a joke (didn’t Trump start that way?) it looks like people actually want Kanye to run. Weirder things have happened, people… Here’s what ABC news had to say about it.
“In the wake of Wednesday’s shock election result, hundreds of fans took to Twitter to call on the hip hop star to make good on his promise to run for office and to pledge their support. They say that with Republican Donald Trump — a reality television star with no prior experience in office — now headed for the White House, a West presidency might not be as inconceivable as once thought. “Alright Kanye West, whenever you wanna start campaigning for 2020, I’m with you,” wrote king. The hip hop star was mocked back in 2015 when he announced at the VMAs his intention to run for office — which he has since maintained was serious.
Nevertheless, the announcement did catch the attention of some at the White House. In the days following, White House press secretary Josh Earnest told the Associated Press that he looked “forward to seeing what slogan [Kanye] chooses to embroider on his campaign hat”. President Barack Obama also offered some advice, telling West he should be prepared to deal with some “strange characters” and avoid “off-message” statements.
Also America…@kanyewest for president may not be as crazy as you think. Y’all ain’t think Trump was gonna win…(sips ginger tea). ✌????
— Kardinal (@KardinalO) November 9, 2016
Clearly anything is possible.Kanye West Could be president.
— Sonny Digital (@SonnyDigital) November 9, 2016
ay @kanyewest lemme be VP
— Asher Roth (@asherroth) November 9, 2016
U already know Kanye gonna be the next prez. U gonna see all types of voters u never knew existed. All broke af but wearing supreme.
— FLYLO (@flyinglotus) November 9, 2016
— Dan Taipua (@D__T_____) November 9, 2016
— Questlove Gomez (@questlove) November 9, 2016
. @kanyewest see you in 2020
— THE CHAINSMOKERS (@TheChainsmokers) November 8, 2016
— Demeraye❤ (@demeraye_73) November 9, 2016
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