Kanye West Announces He Is Running For President

A close friend of President Donald Trump just announced that he is going to campaign in the race for president in November.

Rapper and entrepreneur Kanye West made the announcement on Twitter on the Fourth of July sending shockwaves across the political landscape, The Daily Mail reported.

“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,” he said.

West has been a friend of the president so this comes as a surprise to many, but the fact is that it is Biden he is running against, not President Trump as many have noted.

Many on Twitter said that West could be campaigning in an effort to divert the black vote from former Vice President Joe Biden in order to get President Trump elected.

“Kanye West is direct evidence of how huge of a loss Trump realizes he’s about to suffer in the election. This is just the beginning of Trump’s attempts to cheat. Expect a lot more from the conman in the months ahead,” Mrs. Krassenstein said.

“Kanye is running third party because he’s working with trump to get him re-elected, period,” another Twitter user said.

“Kanye is running in 2020 to take the black vote from Biden and try and help his buddy, Donald J Trump, get re-elected. Sorry to state the obvious,” another said.

“The Kardashians/Jenners are family friends of Donald Trump. Kanye West is putting forward his name as presidential candidate just to divert the Black vote from Joe Biden,” another Twitter user said.

The betting odds for West to win the election increased after he made his announcement on Saturday, The Daily Mail reported.

The rapper has sparked speculation over the years that he would potentially enter the presidential race one day, most recently in November, when he said he planned to run in 2024. 

West’s announcement was met with with mixed reactions of skepticism and excitement, as online bookmakers cut his odds of winning the election from 500/1 to 50/1. 

The new odds indicate his implied probability of winning the election has increased from 0.2 percent to two percent. 

West’s odds are still well behind those of the two current frontrunners, with incumbent Republican President Donald Trump at seven to four and presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden at eight to 11, according to OddsChecker.com.

It is unclear if West has filed any official paperwork to appear on state election ballots this year – or which political party he would be running for.

While there is no official deadline to enter the presidential race, candidates must meet certain filing requirements under Ballot Access Laws that vary by state. 

The deadline to add independent candidates to the ballot has not yet passed in many states, including California. 

Saturday’s announcement, which came amid Fourth of July celebrations and protests across the country, immediately caused a stir on social media. 

Is Joe Biden going to tell West that “he ain’t black” because he is not voting for him?