Here's How Kanye West's Presidential Bid Could Be a Tactic to Help Trump Win

Published July 5th, 2020 - 06:17 GMT
Here's How Kanye West's Presidential Bid Could Be a Tactic to Help Trump Win
The American rapper who once wore the MAGA hat dropped a bombshell announcing his presidential campaign on the 4th of July. (Twitter: @senseua)

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.

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.

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."

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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