Trump reacts to Kanye West’s announcement
Kanye West, a vocal supporter of US President Donald Trump, announced on Saturday that he would run for president in 2020 in an apparent challenge to Donald Trump whom he has been supporting since her assumed office.
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“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,” West wrote in a Twitter post, adding an American flag emoji and the hashtag “#2020VISION”.
It was not immediately clear if West was serious about vying for the presidency four months before the Nov. 3 election or if he had filed any official paperwork to appear on state election ballots.
Shortly after Kanye West announced his decision, the rapper’s wife Kim Kardashian and friend Elon Musk assured him of their support.
While thousands of people approved of his decision, US socialite Paris Hilon and several other prominent people seemed to mock Kanye West for his announcement to run for the president.
His announcement sparked a debate on Twitter, with many people wondering how Trump would react to Kanye’s decision to challenge him.
Most of the social media users were convinced that Trump would do a lot of swearing in private and would most likely insult Kanye West in the same manner he had insulted reporters, film stars like Brad Pitt, and everyone who has criticized him over the last four years.
Brad Pitt was targeted by the president shortly after the actor won his first Oscar last year.
Although Kanye has never criticized the US president, it was recently reported that the rapper was faking support to Trump in order to benefit black community of the United States.
The reports emerged after the killing of George Floyd on May 25 in Minneapolis that triggered a wave of violent protests across the US amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Reacting to Kanye’s announcement, the president gave a word of advice to his supposed rival, saying the electoral race would be ‘interesting’ and would prove to be a good trial run for his ‘great friend.’
“It’d have to be limited to certain states because in some states the deadline has been missed,” Trump told RealClearPolitics.
“If he did it, he would have to view this as a trial run for what’s going to happen in four years,” he added.