Donald Trump and Kanye West_Photo: South China Morning Post

The Fourth of July was topped off with a surprise announcement from musical artist and entrepreneur Kanye West that he would run for president in the 2020 election.

The artist announced the presidential bid in a tweet late Saturday.

“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,” Kanye wrote in the tweet, followed with an American flag emoji and the hashtag #2020VISION.

Shortly after the announcement, Tesla CEO Elon Musk tweeted his “full support” in response the presidential bid.

Kanye had been reportedly considering a presidential run at least as far back as 2018, according to friend and fellow musician John Legend.


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