2020 Just Won’t Quit. Kanye West Made This Shocking 4th Of July Announcement On Twitter
(Tea Party 247) – As if the coronavirus, murder hornets, and the nationwide riots weren’t enough for 2020, Kanye West has announced on Twitter that he’s going to run for President. Would somebody kindly wake me when it’s 2021? This is too much.
Whether or not he is actually serious, West blew up the internet on the Fourth of July with his announcement.
“We must now realize the promise of America by trusting God, unifying our vision and building our future,” West tweeted. “I am running for president.”
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
— ye (@kanyewest) July 5, 2020
As PJ Media points out, this isn’t the first time the entertainer has discussed a run for president. In 2019 he announced 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 a conference in New York. “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.
West has always marched to the beat of his own drum and in recent years has totally revamped his image to that of a hip-hop evangelical and has been touring the country since last year on his “Sunday Supper” gospel music tour. In 2019, he angered a good portion of his fan base by showing support for President Trump when he rocked a “Make America Great Again” hat and met with Trump in the White House.
Despite the fact that West now says he is running for President, his wife, Kim Kardashian West, told Van Jones in 2019 that Kanye is “not political, actually.”
“He just happens to like Donald Trump’s personality but doesn’t know about the politics,” she added. “He will always say he was friendly with [Trump] before, and he’s the same person and friendly with him now.”
“I know it’s very confusing because when you see someone wearing a red hat, you would think that they are supporting that,” she said, “but he’s just fighting for free thought and the freedom to like a person, even if it’s not the popular decision.”
In early 2019 West tweeted about his MAGA hat saying, “One of my favorite of many things about what the Trump hat represents to me is that people can’t tell me what to do because I’m black.”
There has been much speculation about the rapper’s silence in the wake of the police killing of George Floyd and the ensuing riots and protests, but according to CNN, the singer recently “made a $2 million donation to support the families of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor.” The donation includes “funding for legal fees for Arbery and Taylor’s families, along with black-owned businesses in crisis in his native Chicago and other cities” and a donation to a college fund for the six-year-old daughter of Floyd.
At publishing time, West’s announcement had been retweeted nearly 200,000 times. Kardashian West, not surprisingly, was among the first to share her husband’s tweet.
Tech entrepreneur Elon Musk was quick to offer his support:
You have my full support!
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) July 5, 2020
Interestingly, former Evergreen State College Professor turned free speech activist, Bret Weinstein, also seemed to show support for West despite Weinstein describing himself as a “left-libertarian” and “progressive.”
— Bret Weinstein (@BretWeinstein) July 5, 2020
2020 is the year that just won’t quit.