It’s a striking gesture from the artist, producer, fashion designer and husband of reality TV star Kim Kardashian. But this is not entirely unexpected. At the MTV Music Awards in 2015, West said he wanted to compete in the 2020 election. Last November, he referred to a 2024 candidacy.
Now he seems to want to implement his plans this year. “We need to keep America’s promise now by trusting God, uniting our vision and building our future. I’m running for President of the United States! # 2020VISION,” West wrote.
The tweet received over 100,000 responses. Most have a rather chuckle tone, but the artist can count on support as well. For example, Tesla boss Elon Musk.
Kim Kardashian also appears to be a career change first lady being seen. With a simple emoticon of an American flag, she shows her support for her husband.
How serious West’s announcement is remains to be seen. West has yet to contact the Federal Electoral Council to register for the November election. Setting up a campaign in four months is a major challenge.
With the race for the Democratic and Republican parties already over, West will have to apply as an independent candidate. History has shown that candidates who are not nominated by the Democratic or Republican party are unlikely to run for president.
West’s announcement is very well received as he is a celebrity. Besides the well-known political candidates, he is not the only one to stand for election. More than 1,100 people have already registered as candidates.
A candidate can declare his candidacy at any time, but once he has more than $ 5,000 available for the campaign, the candidate must register with the Federal Election Commission within 15 days.
West and his wife expressed support for the Republican at the start of Donald Trump’s presidency. They visited Trump in his New York office and in the White House.
West also liked to be photographed with a rouge Make America Great Againcap, Trump campaign merchandise. In addition, West and Kardashian have worked with the President on several occasions, including for the release of prisoners.
However, the so-called friendship between the two quickly cooled. At the end of 2018, the artist distanced himself from the president. “My eyes opened and now I realize that I have been used to spreading a message that I don’t believe in. I distance myself from politics and focus entirely on creation,” West tweeted at the time. .
Today, the artist seems to be resuming his political ambitions.