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Kanye West Announces 2024 Presidential Run, Asked Trump To Be His Running Mate

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Entertainment and fashion mogul Kanye West, formally known now as Ye, has declared he will run for president in 2024.

What’s more, the rapper said he asked former President Donald Trump to be his running mate.

On Thursday night and Friday morning, West tweeted images with the words “Ye 24” and the caption “#YE24.”

The most recent tweets come after West shared a photo of a black hat emblazoned with “2024” on social media in October.

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Also Thursday, West tweeted a video of him talking about a discussion he says he had with Trump during a visit to the former president’s Mar-a-Lago estate.

“I think the thing that Trump was most perturbed about [was] me asking him to be my vice president,” West said.

According to Insider, West said that Trump actually yelled at him when he suggested the former president be a running mate in ’24.

“When Trump started basically screaming at me at the table telling me I was going to lose, I mean has that ever worked for anyone in history?” the rapper said in the video.

“I’m like, whoa, hold on, hold on, hold on. You’re talking to Ye,” he added.

Trump declared his candidacy on Nov. 15.

“America’s comeback starts right now,” Trump said to a room full of supporters at Mar-a-Lago. “Unlike other presidents, I kept my promises.”

“The world was at peace, America was prospering, and our country was on track for an amazing future— because I made big promises to the American People and, unlike other Presidents, I kept my promises,” he said. “Under our leadership, we were a great and glorious nation, something you haven’t heard for quite a long period of time. We were a strong nation, and importantly we were a free nation. Now, we are a nation in decline. We are a failing nation.”

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Trump declared: “I am tonight again announcing my candidacy for President of the United States.”

When asked by reporters who he would pick as his running mate, Trump said, “I’ll let you know very soon.”

“Trump said at a rally in Ohio on Monday he will make a very big announcement at his Florida home on November 15, which is largely expected to be the announcement of his third presidential campaign. The former president was reportedly considering announcing his candidacy at the Ohio rally, just one day before the midterm elections, but he said he chose to hold off so as to not detract from the importance of tomorrow,” Forbes reported last week ahead of the former president’s announcement.

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Trump previously appeared to be narrowing down his list of potential running mates not named Mike Pence for a 2024 presidential bid, and one new name has surfaced that is turning heads.

According to Robert Draper, a correspondent for The New York Times Magazine, Trump is seriously eying Rep. Majorie Taylor Greene.

Draper said in an interview with The Daily Beast’s “New Abnormal” podcast “that Greene had risen quickly in her first term in Congress by using the same tactics she honed as a right-wing social media influencer harassing Democratic staffers, and she could shoot to the second-highest office in government,” Raw Story reported.

“Republicans kind of wanted to kick her to the curb immediately,” said Draper, per the outlet. “But instead, she became a fundraising dynamo, came to have this huge social media influence, and ultimately came to be very influential within the party itself.”

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Draper went on to say that Trump has been seriously discussing Greene as a potential VP since February, and though he has likely considered others as well, Greene has another quality that may propel her to the top, the report said.

“She has been unflaggingly loyal to Trump throughout,” Draper said. “What is Trump concerned about most of all in a VP after the Mike Pence experience? Loyalty. He knows that if he needs someone to fight for him to overturn a presidential election. He has every reason to expect that Greene would be by his side and would be his proximate warrior.”

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