Popular black American rapper, Kanye West celebrated the Fourth of July by reaffirming his intention to run for president, and he picked up some unlikely support on Twitter after posting the message.
“We must now realize the promise of America by trusting God, unifying our vision and building our future,” he wrote. “I am running for president of the United States! #2020VISION”, Kanye West tweeted.
In response to his tweet, SpaceX and Tesla CEO Elon Musk said he would back West in his quest for the White House.
“You have my full support!” he replied.
It was unclear if West has a campaign staff as of this time.
Recall this is not the first time Kanye West has made public his intention to run for the office of the president of the United States. He claimed back in 2019, during his appearance at the Fast Company Innovation Festival in New York City, that he was planning to run in 2024.
“When I run for president in 2024, we’re going to definitely — yo, whatchu [sic] all laughing at?” he said at the time. “When I run for president in 2024, we would’ve created so many jobs that, in fact, I’m going to walk.”
“What I’m saying is, when y’all read the headlines, ‘Kanye’s crazy,’ this and that, this and that, it’s like one in three African-Americans are in jail and all of the celebrities are in jail also because they can’t say nothing [sic]! They’ve got no opinion! They’re so scared!”, he added.