Elon Musk gives ‘full support’ to Kanye West after rapper says he’s ‘running for president’

KANYE West announced to his fans on the Fourth of July that he plans on “running for president of the United States.”

Tesla CEO and Kanye’s friend, Elon Musk, quickly offered up his “full support” to the 43-year-old.

Kanye West announced on Saturday that he plans on 'running for president'
Kanye West announced on Saturday that he plans on ‘running for president’

The father of four, who’s married to reality star Kim Kardashian, told fans he’s got “2020 vision” and has his sights set on the country’s highest political position.

Kanye tweeted: “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 Flag of United States!”

Elon, 49, soon replied, telling Ye: “You have my full support!”

This comes just days after Kanye posted a photo of himself and Elon hanging out at home together, captioning the shot: “When you go to your boys house and you’re both wearing orange.”

He said he has '2020 vision'
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He said he has ‘2020 vision’[/caption]

 

Tesla CEO Elon Musk offered up 'full support' to his friend
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Tesla CEO Elon Musk offered up ‘full support’ to his friend[/caption]

Kanye’s wife Kim later added his tweet to her Instagram Stories and also retweeted him while adding an American flag emoji.

Shortly after the rapper, who released his new song Wash Us in the Blood earlier this week, made his big announcement on Saturday, #Kanye2020 began trending on Twitter.

Some fans are voicing their support for the hip-hop artist, but many are shutting down the idea that they’d possibly vote for him.

One supporter tweeted a driving gif, writing with it: “Me driving to the polls to vote for Kanye West.”

Another called Kanye and Elon “the unlikely heroes of 2020.”

Elon and Kanye have been friends for years and have often been spotted hanging out together at events
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Elon and Kanye have been friends for years and have often been spotted hanging out together at events[/caption]

Kim retweeted her husband's announcement tweet in a show of support
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Kim retweeted her husband’s announcement tweet in a show of support[/caption]

Some of those against the idea of the fashion designer running for president jokingly called for Taylor Swift, who he’s had a feud with for years, to throw her hat in the ring, as well.

One opposed to his presidential run blatantly tweeted: “As if 2020 couldn’t get any worse, Trump’s professional bootlicker is joining the presidential race.

“Nobody asked for another clown in the White House. This seems like a cheap publicity stunt.”

Another wrote: “Just when I thought July couldn’t get any worse…. Thanks Kanye.”

A third said: “We gotta be in the Bad Place.”

Kanye is married to Kim Kardashian, and the two have four kids together
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Kanye is married to Kim Kardashian, and the two have four kids together[/caption]

They share daughter North, 7, son Saint, 4, daughter Chicago, 2, and son Psalm, 1
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They share daughter North, 7, son Saint, 4, daughter Chicago, 2, and son Psalm, 1[/caption]

This isn’t the first time Kim’s husband has brought up the idea of running for United States president.

He first mentioned it in 2016 during his acceptance speech at the MTV Video Music Awards.

He told his fellow artists at the event and all the viewers at home: “I don’t know what I finna lose after this. It don’t matter, though; It’s not about me.

“It’s about ideas. New ideas. People with ideas. People who believe in truth.

“And yes, as you probably could’ve guessed by this moment, I have decided in 2020 to run for president.”

Kanye first brought up the idea of running for president at the MTV VMAs in 2016
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Kanye first brought up the idea of running for president at the MTV VMAs in 2016[/caption]

Kanye’s married to Keeping Up With the Kardashian star Kim in 2014, and the two have four children together.

They share daughter North, who just celebrated her 7th birthday, son Saint, 4, daughter Chicago, 2, and son Psalm, 1.

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