Kanye West (43, "Stronger") wants to hold a high political office: The rapper did a few days ago on twitter announced that it wanted to run for the US presidency. Now incumbent US President Donald Trump (74) has commented on the plans. "He'll probably do it. I find that very interesting, he has a real voice," he said in an interview with the online portal "RealClearPolitics".
Trump does not count the rapper on chances in the upcoming election in November, West does not have the necessary time. In some states, the musician had already missed the registration deadline. Rather, he should see a candidacy in November as a "test run" to start again in November 2024. "We must now recognize America's promise by trusting God, uniting our vision, and building our future," said Kanye West in his tweet, which he made on Independence Day (July 4th).
First support, then distancing
It's not the rapper's first announcement that he wants to run for president. Previously, Kim Kardashian's (39) husband had announced at the end of 2019 that he would like to go into the presidential race in 2024. In 2015, he said at the MTV Video Music Awards that he was considering a candidacy in 2020.
He has an ambivalent relationship with US President Trump. In October 2018, the two met in the White House, West wearing a red baseball cap with Trump's campaign slogan: "Make America Great Again". West later distanced himself from Trump and tweeted that he wanted to focus on being "creative." His upcoming album will be called "God's Country".