The political landscape in America is rife with intense speculation that Kanye West maybe running for presidency.
This sparked a debate online after the 21-time Grammy winner posted a tweet expressing his intent to run for presidency on amid the Independence Day celebrations on Saturday, 4 months ahead of the election.
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 🇺🇸! #2020VISION
— ye (@kanyewest) July 5, 2020
His tweet was met with mixed reactions by netizens, but one individual expressed his support explicitly. Elon Musk, the founder and owner of Tesla replied to Kanye saying that the rapper has his full support.
You have my full support!
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) July 5, 2020
Earlier this week, Kanye tweeted a photo of the both of them meeting which suggested a possible meeting of minds which sparked a speculation by one netizen, asking if there is a possibility Elon would be his vice-president.
Is @elonmusk gonna be your VP?!
— JT Lewis (@thejtlewis) July 5, 2020
However, most of the debate was centred around Kanye’s mental stability, whether it would allow him to be a good candidate to lead the country which is currently in a dire need of a well-balanced approach and rational leadership.
This description below seems to go well with the sentiment expressed in the tweet. pic.twitter.com/jpAeRM1LMV
— MURRAY 🗽 (@murray_nyc) July 5, 2020
I didn’t diagnose him. He has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder, which makes tweets like this a blinking red siren for anyone with any knowledge of mental health.
— Andrew Wortman (@AmoneyResists) July 5, 2020
Poopity scoop. Seek attention elsewhere. We have an election to win. The most important of our lifetimes. #VoteBidenToSaveAmerica
— Lesley Abravanel🆘 (@lesleyabravanel) July 5, 2020
Some were of the opinion that this was a publicity stunt Kanye pulled to promote his latest album drop and others were rather unforgiving on the choice of First Lady they will get if Kanye becomes president.
All we need is another First Lady who can’t keep her clothes on.
— Flossy Nash (@flossy_nash) July 5, 2020
Luahan Wartawan: Nothing Kanye does surprises me anymore.
I agree with the sentiment that he is full of delusions, and it cannot be at the expense of a nation that is in dire need of help.
Personally, I feel that a man that agrees to Trump’s administration and showed clear support for a leader that makes questionable decisions cannot be trusted.
It could be a PR stunt for his new album as well, Kanye is known for such moves. He did it before for his album and yeezys which sold out rather quickly for a range of rather ugly sneakers.
It will be interesting to see how this plays out if he is serious about running though and I’d love to know if Elon would really consider running alongside him.
I mean this is ‘Murica, anything can and will happen.