Could a world-famous recording artist be headed to the White House?
Will reality TV star Kim Kardashian be our next First Lady?
And, most important of all… why on Earth is the media taking any of this seriously?
Musician Kanye West, who has seven platinum-selling albums to his name, created a stir late last week when he announced on Twitter that he was running for president this year.
“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 wrote in a July 4 tweet.
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
— ye (@kanyewest) July 5, 2020
And the media circus began.
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West’s tweet quickly went viral on social media and generated dozens of articles from all around the world.
Forbes even ran a piece speculating on whether West would draw more votes from incumbent President Donald Trump or challenger Joe Biden.
Yes, they really did.
Of course, West’s post was short on details, he doesn’t currently have the support of any party, and he’s not on the ballot in any states. And, at the time this article was written, the web address kanywestforpresident.com was still available for purchase.
West, who is 43 years old and has four children with Kardashian, is known for wild statements and publicity stunts — including rushing the stage at the Grammy music awards.
Of course, West has drawn criticism for previously expressing his support and admiration for Trump. And, naturally, that’s why the media is making so much of West’s announcement — they see it as embarrassing for Trump.
But, ultimately, it’s the media who will end up embarrassed again. Because they are taking West seriously… when there’s absolutely no immediate evidence that we should.
The Horn editorial team