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Kanye West announces he is running for US President



Rapper Kanye West, in an Independence Day tweet, on Saturday announced that he is running for the president of the United States.

The 43-year-old musician who tweeted using the hashtag “2020 vision,” showed his interest in contesting for the November election in the United States.

“We must now realise 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.

Elon Musk, the chief executive of electric-car maker Tesla and another celebrity known for eccentric outbursts, endorsed West’s Twitter post: “You have my full support!” he wrote.

West, who is also a close friend to the Republican president, Donald Trump has repeatedly floated running for president in the past.

The rapper has frequently supported President Donald Trump and said in April that he was going to vote for him this fall.

 His wife and reality TV star Kim Kardashian also visited the White House as an activist pushing for criminal justice reform.

If West is to launch a bid, it would come late as the Republican and Democratic National Conventions, where each party will formally announce its respective candidates, are set for next month.

 It is unclear if West seriously plans to run this year and whether any official paperwork for an election bid has been filed.