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Kanye West Announced That He Will Be Running For President of the United States In 2020

Kanye-West-KingAs you probably already know, Kanye West has been known to say some ludicrous things while on stage at award shows and other public appearances. A few years ago, he stomped on the stage and interrupted Taylor Swift’s award acceptance speech.  But after Kanye got awarded one of the top prizes in the MTV’s 2015 VMA, what he said on stage he said one of the most ridiculous things to date. [1] The rambling speech that West delivered once receiving the Video Vanguard Award, Kim Kardashian’s husband ranted about how he stole the show from Taylor Swift six years ago. But that was only the start of his charades.  “I don’t understand award shows!” West ranted. “F—k that, bro.”  He then admitted that he was high on drugs.  “Ya’ll might be wondering, ‘did he smoke something before he came out here?’ The answer is yes, I rolled up a little something. I [took] the edge off.”   He then drifted to topics about kids and society trying to connect the two.  “I’m confident. I believe in myself. We [are] the millennials, bro. This is a new mentality. We are not going to control our kids with brands. We are not going to teach low self-esteem and hate to our kids. We are going to teach our kids… to believe in themselves.”  But the end of his speech was the kicker. He announced his run for the presidency in 2020.  We can pretty much guess that Kanye followed Donald Trump’s campaign recently and seeing the man getting all that popular endorsement and having all this success, he’s  saying to himself that maybe he too could buy himself a piece of that cake. He said:

And yes, as you probably could have guessed by this moment, I have decided, in 2020, to run for president.


It goes without saying that Kanye West is a guy who thinks incredibly highly of himself. On the flip side, as evidenced by his February interview with Zane Lowe, he thinks equally highly of human potential. It’s like he sees himself as an avatar of what humanity should be; he wants everyone in the universe to have as large an ego as he does. “I didn’t come here to be liked,” he said to Lowe, “I came here to make a difference.” [11]  But if you are like us you probably think that Kanye West’s “run for president” announcement is the most ludicrous thing you ever heard in your life. But believe it or not Kanye West have some major endorsements. The rapper has the support of one of America’s most powerful families behind him: the Kardashian/Jenner clan (aka this generation’s Kennedys). West’s in-laws quickly rallied their fans across social media in case a bid really is forthcoming.  [15]  In Hollywood, when asked about Kanye West’s bid for the presidency, Alec Baldwin said that he think that “it’s fantastic.” Unfortunately, he added, “it’s too elitist now, too many elites. Even though Kanye himself is an elite, he’s a different kind of elite.” [20]  Lena hall think that “it’s great.”  Kelly rowland doesn’t anything extravagant in this announcement, since “Trump is making a shot at it,” she said.  She confessed that she “would definitely vote for Kanye.” [20] The Associated Press reports from Air Force One the White House has announced it is anticipating the rapper’s bid for president. White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest says of the announcement that he looks “forward to seeing what slogan he chooses to embroider on his campaign hat.” [4] [23]  The Hill went so far as to suggest the candidacy of Donald Trump has opened the door for a West presidential bid. [4]“In the end, it’s not important what policy Kanye West ultimately decides to run with. What’s really important is that he’s loud, overexposed and boorish. The rest will sort itself out,” writes Eddie Zipperer. If West follows through on his candidacy, look for him to seek the Republican nomination. He should have just the right attributes to snag the same bloc that has sent Trump soaring to the top of the polls. [22]

  1. He’s not a politician. While the Democratic primary is still a politicians-only club, the Republican primary is more than open to non-politicians. Lack of political experience is actually a gateway to the top of the polls! While non-politicians former Hewlett-Packard Carly Fiorina and neurosurgeon Ben Carson are doing well, non-politician Trump (in his second presidential run) is playing a game of keep-away with reality held above his head and the non-Trump Republicans (a.k.a. most Republicans) desperately reaching for it.
  2. He’s really rich. Trump is constantly reminding people that he is “really, really rich” and even though West is one “really” short of Trump levels of wealth, he is probably rich enough to be in the top 1 percent of one-percenters. His total net worth is purported to be about $130 million.
  3. You can’t force your political correctness on him. Like The Donald, “Kanye doesn’t have time for political correctness” and he doesn’t give a damn what the media wants him to say. Like the timehe went off script at American Idol’s Hurricane Katrina telethon and said that “George Bush doesn’t care about black people.” Or the time he called out the VMAs in 2009 because they were trying to act like Taylor Swift deserved the best music video award even though “Beyonce had one of the best videos of all time.”
  4. He thinks he’s great, so why shouldn’t you? Next time Trumps says, “Show me someone without an ego, and I’ll show you a loser,” he won’t be able to point at West. Like Trump, West believes in always telling the truth about how great he is. While Trump likes to compare himself to President Reagan and Billy Graham, West prefers bigger names you’ll definitely recognize: Jesus, Pablo Picasso, Michaelangelo (the artist, not the Ninja Turtle), Leonardo da Vinci and God. [22]

But Donald Trump himself doesn’t agree. He certainly won’t endorse a West candidacy anytime soon:


Bloomberg suggested that Kanye shouldn’t wait until 2020 and run for president right now.

Why not move the campaign up to 2016? At least at this point in the race, it’s clear that voters are decidedly open to political outsiders, specifically candidates who aren’t career politicians but have shown a willingness to take on the establishment. [19]


This isn’t the first time the outspoken Chicago rapper has dabbled in talk of politics. West is noted for criticism of President George W. Bush and the federal government’s response after Hurricane Katrina. He has also compared the world’s fascination with his wife Kim Kardashian to that of the first lady. [18] West, who has posed as Jesus on the cover of Rolling Stone and has outraged Jewish groups with alleged antisemitic remarks, has had numerous run-ins with the police, including charges of felony vandalism during altercations with paparazzi. Millions of politically ignorant Americans would undoubtedly vote for West and celebrate Kim Kardashian as First Lady. [4] The prospect of a West presidency and the support of Obama and Democrats for the decadent rapper demonstrates that politics in America has devolved into a carnival freak show and the presidency is no longer taken seriously. [4] In the end, it’s not important what policy Kanye West ultimately decides to run with. What’s really important is that he’s loud, overexposed and boorish. The rest will sort itself out. [22]

[3] Deena Zaru, Kanye West declares 2020 presidential bid at VMAs, CNN, 9:00 AM ET, Tue September 1, 2015
[4] Kurt Nimmo, Obama Supports Kanye West’s 2020 Presidential Bid, Infowars.com | September 1, 2015
[6] ‪ANDREW MARANTZ, Kanye West for President, New Yorker, AUGUST 31, 2015
[8] Rich Juzwiak, Kanye West: “I Have Decided in 2020 To Run for President”, Gawker, 8/30/15 10:58pm
[10] Nolan Feeney, Kanye West: ‘I Have Decided in 2020 to Run for President’, TIME, Aug. 30, 2015
[11] Drew Millard, Kanye West for President, Forever, Vice, August 31, 2015
[12] Amanda Holpuch, Kanye West announces 2020 run for US president at VMAs, The Guardian, Monday 31 August 2015 04.27 BST
[16] Jamieson Cox, VMA 2015: Kanye West says he’s running for president in 2020, The Verge, August 30, 2015 10:56 pm
[17] Alex Stedman, Kanye West Announces 2020 Presidential Candidacy at VMAs, Variety, AUGUST 30, 2015 | 07:57PM PT
[18] Kanye West for President? White House Responds, Bilboard, August 31, 2015 3:33 PM EDT
[19] Arit John, Why Kanye West Should Not Wait Another 4 Years to Run for President, Bloomberg, Aug 31, 2015 4:19 PM EDT
[20] Bennett Marcus, 8 Celebrities Say What They Really Think of Kanye West Running for President, Cosmopolitan, SEP 1, 2015 @ 9:22
[21] Kanye West: I’m Running for President!!!, TMZ, 8/30/2015 8:11 PM
[22] Eddie Zipperer, Donald Trump opens the door for Kanye West, The Hill, September 01, 2015, 07:30 am
[23] White House Welcomes Kanye West’s Political Bid, The Huffington Post, 08/31/2015 05:20 PM ED


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Bill Wallace is a self-fashioned writter, a computer programmer and cybermarketer from Quebec City, Canada who decided to enter the political arena after his disillusionment with the socialist system under which he was living in the French Canadian province of Quebec.

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