Kanye West tweets he’s running for president in 2020, Elon Musk offers ‘full support’

Kanye West announced with an Independence Day tweet that he intends to run for president in 2020 – 122 days before the Nov. 3 election.

“We must now realize the promise of America by trusting God, unifying our vision and building our future,” West, 43, wrote on Twitter. “I am running for president of the United States!” 

He ended the tweet with a #2020VISION hashtag.

The news was received with memes of disbelief and endorsement, including from his wife, Kim Kardashian West, who tweeted an American flag emoji, and Tesla CEO Elon Musk, who tweeted, “You have my full support!”

USA TODAY has reached out to West’s representative for comment or elaboration.

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