Only hours after the American rapper and reality TV personality Kanye West announced his intention to join the 2020 presidential race, online people started speculating the actual purpose of his announcement and whether or not it's an actual aspiration to lead the US or a political tactic to help Donald Trump score a second term despite declining popularity.
You have my full support!— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) July 5, 2020
Reacting to the sudden announcement that was immediately backed by US businessman Elon Musk, social media users pointed at previous West statements in which he supported the US president Donald Trump. This urged them to wonder whether he's actually bidding on becoming the 46th US president or if it's a move to split the black vote most likely to go for the Democratic nominee Joe Biden, in an attempt to help Trump win the race.
So Kanye is trying to split the Black vote for Trump to win. Dear Black America, please remember this is the same clown that said slavery was a choice. Kanye is a clown 🤡 pic.twitter.com/MXlaFOfGfM— Tira KM (@TiraKelkerMason) July 5, 2020
This is Kanye West’s only goal for running: To help Trump get a second term. He didn’t give a shit about black people & won’t start now. I just hope the black men they’re targeting r smarter than this. pic.twitter.com/bYVDq2QXh9— PissedOffBlackWoman2020 🇺🇸🇫🇷🇨🇮 (@APDeniseW) July 5, 2020
Kanye West's campaign is expected to address black and young voters not so convinced with the democrat nominee, especially the growing "progressive vote" in the country.
The announcement made on the evening of the US's independent day took social media users by surprise, as many of them expressed their shock over the rapper's interest in becoming the commander in chief.
Some users went on to say that his announcement is only meant to help him sell more copies of his next album, especially as "it's too late for his bid as ballots have been finalized in many US states."
Kanye filed too late in many states. He wants to run but he wasn’t smart enough to know this?— I smell money laundering (@lovesgarrison) July 5, 2020
US presidential elections will take place on the 3rd of November with the current president Donald Trump representing the GOP against the democrat's candidate Joe Biden.
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