If we're going to take Donald Trump seriously as a presidential candidate, why not Kanye West? The line between joke and news-that-should-be-a-joke is getting blurred, and last night during the 2015 MTV VMAs, Kanye added a presidential announcement into his long MTV Video Vanguard speech.
As he said at one point, "It ain't about me. It's about new ideas. People who believe in truth. ... And yes, as you probably could guess by this moment. I have decided in 2020 to run for president."
He was *probably* kidding, but the Internet was happy to pick up the joke, and maybe some fans are hoping it turns out to be true. AJC created a gallery suggesting running mates, including -- obviously -- Taylor Swift and Beyoncé, among others.
Kanye's self-promoting in-laws, the Kardashians, took up the cause on social media:
Mr West!!! ???????????????????????? pic.twitter.com/NuLlx9MnYT
— Khloé (@khloekardashian) August 31, 2015
— Kourtney Kardashian (@kourtneykardash) August 31, 2015
The rest of the Internet got in on the fun as well:
When I told my dad about Kanye 2020 pic.twitter.com/pzp09vBCUT
— Kiera Molloy (@KieraMolloy1) August 31, 2015
— MTV (@MTV) August 31, 2015
— Independent US (@IndyUSA) August 31, 2015
I can just imagine Kanye running for president and only screaming "you ain't got the answers" during every debate
— President Yeezy (@PrezidentYeezy) August 31, 2015
When Kanye becomes president every wing of the White House will be the West Wing
— 2020 (@PRESlDENTWEST) August 31, 2015
Surely Kanye's campaign slogan will be "Yes We Kanye"
— Tom Steinfort (@tomsteinfort) August 31, 2015
Who would make a better president? RETWEET for Kanye West FAV for Donald Trump pic.twitter.com/BKR2Fk1vf7
— President Yeezus (@PrezidentWest) August 31, 2015
Maybe Kanye should just announce now, for 2016, and give Trump a fun for his entertainment value.
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