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The US singer surprisingly announces his presidential candidacy for 2020 and thus competes with Trump. This comments.
Update from July 8, 7:08 a.m.: The incumbent US President has now also decided on the project of his previous supporter Kanye West voiced. He described the whole thing as “very interesting”. “He could. He is a very interesting person, ”said Donald Trump towards the journalists. However, he doubts that the rapper will be able to register in enough states for the November election. But it could be “Test run” for election in four years, Trump said.
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Update of July 5, 2020, 2:55 p.m .: Many of his fans doubted whether the rapper Kanye West is serious about his announcement or whether it is more of a PR gag. Reality TV star Kim Kardashian’s husband also only had four months to convince US voters.
Apparently convinced of West Tesla boss Elon Musk. He tweeted in response: “You have my full support!” In the short message service, “Kanye” became the most tweeted term after hundreds of thousands of followers responded to the announcement.
Neither Trump, who recently dismissed warnings from his daughter Ivanka about the corona virus, nor his democratic rival Joe Biden so far responded to West’s announcement. The president, who has been criticized for his reaction to the corona pandemic as well as anti-racism protests, has been lagging behind Biden in polls for weeks. In addition, the supposedly most powerful man in the world also has to fight with a new, influential opponent.
First message from July 5, 2020:
Washington – Donald Trump * gets competition in the election campaign. Kanye West wants that US presidents to challenge in the November election. The musician and multi-billion dollar entrepreneur, who has excelled in the past as Trump’s supporter, shared his ambitions on Saturday via Twitter: “We must now fulfill America’s promises by trusting God, uniting our vision and building our future. I’m running for president of the United States! “
west tagged his announcement with the keyword “# 2020Vision”. The 43-year-old chose the symbolic independence day of the United States. He did not give details of his shortly announced presidential candidacy. Kim Kardashian’s husband has only four months to convince US voters.
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
The rapper was one of the early supporters of President Trump. In 2018, Trump received West at the White House *, where the musician hugged the President and released a curse of expressions in front of the cameras, as they came from the office of the US presidents are never heard otherwise. West assured the head of state that year that he loved him.
2019 relativized west his support for Trump * though. It was only one way to annoy the US Democrats. At the same time, the rapper announced his own ambitions: “There will be a time when I will be President of the United States,” he predicted.
At the end of June, West published a musical commentary on the current Racism debate in the United States. A video of his song “Wash Us In The Blood” showed pictures of the nationwide anti-racism protests.
How high West’s chances are remains to be seen. Democrat Joe Biden is considered a promising candidate * to overthrow Trump. According to recent surveys, Biden’s options are not too bad.
Trump himself * in the middle of the worsening Corona crisis used Independence Day celebrations for dark and polarizing messages. Of the US president made a speech to the nation against demonstrators and opponents – as it did on the eve of the traditionally apolitical holiday. “We will never allow an angry mob to tear down our statues or erase our history,” Trump said on Saturday (local time). He did not mention the number of corona deaths with any syllable. * Merkur.de is part of the Ippen-Digital network
Rubric list image: © AFP / SEBASTIAN SMITH
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