[WATCH] Kanye West Announces 2020 Presidential Bid
The award-winning rap artist and former Trump supporter Kanye West has announced that he is running for president in 2020. The question everyone is asking is if it is a publicity stunt (no, that’s not rhetorical)? West is no stranger to pulling these kinds of stunts as he recently revealed that his support for President Trump was all a hoax designed to get him close to the President. West wanted to get close so he could get Trump’s attention on the mass incarceration issue. That scheme seemed to work to an extent but many wonder what is West’s endgame for this latest stunt?
West announced that he was running for president in 2024 a couple of years ago at an award show but many did not take him seriously. The question is what happens now? Who would be his running mate and does he even have a campaign manager. One major hurdle he faces is the fact that it is too late for him to get on the ballot in some states, however, he can get on the ballot as an independent in others. This fact is adding fuel to the speculation that this is all a stunt. Many point out that it is very unlikely that West would win at this point.