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Kanye West confirms run for U.S. President in Independence Day tweet

by WENN July 6th, 2020, 4:11 am

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Kanye West is hoping to unseat Donald Trump as U.S. leader.

The rapper and entrepreneur took to Twitter on America’s Independence Day to re-announce his plan to run for the White House in November.

“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 tweeted, adding an American flag emoji and the hashtag #2020VISION.

Kanye’s plan to run for President in 2020 isn’t new – he announced his political ambition at the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards, when he first revealed he would be gunning for the Oval Office this year.

He has previously met with Trump at the White House, endorsing the divisive President.

It is not clear what prompted his decision to run for the top office this year, and take on both Trump and top Democrat Joe Biden.