ADEOLA AJAYI, EKITI
The American Hip Hop singer Kanye West shows a green light to contest against Trump in the presidential election.
According to West 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,”
However, His wife, reality star Kim Kardashian, replied with a US flag emoji, while Tesla CEO Elon Musk wrote: “You have my full support!”
But in 2019, during an interview with Zane Lowe of Apple Music’s Beats 1 show, he said his support for Trump had been a way to razz Democrats.
“There will be a time when I will be the president of the US, and I will remember… any founder that didn’t have the capacity to understand culturally what we were doing.”
For weeks now Trump, criticized for his response both to the coronavirus pandemic and to anti-racism protests, has been lagging in the polls behind his Democratic rival, Joe Biden.
There was no immediate response to West’s announcement from either candidate Saturday.