Posted 30 days ago
With a stunning July 4th tweet, Rapper Kanye West claimed he is “running for President of the United States.”
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
West has been known for making wild, provocative claims and it’s unclear at this point whether he’s serious or trolling.
However, that has not stopped Twitter users from speculating on the potential impact if West is serious.
Many Democrats expressed fear that West would take votes away from Biden, similar to how Jill Stein is believed to have hurt Hillary Clinton in 2016.
Here is some of the reaction:
Kanye running for President! Now I love his musical legacy and I got a few pair of Yeezy’s but…. is this an attempt to split the vote, take votes away from Biden so Trump can win again? I mean you’ve been known to wear a maga hat
Is Kanye going to try to pull votes from Biden?
Kanye West isn’t trying to be President — He’s trying to take enough votes away from Biden to elect Trump. We see you, @kanyewest
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