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In 2013, when Kanye West remarked that he and his wife Kim Kardashian were more “influential” than the President and the First Lady, it seems there may have been more behind that thought than most would have imagined.
He told Ryan Seacrest at the time, “There’s no way Kim Kardashian shouldn’t be on the cover of Vogue. She’s like the most intriguing woman right now. Collectively, we’re the most influential with clothing. No one is looking at what President Barack Obama is wearing. Michelle Obama cannot Instagram a pic like what my girl Instagrammed the other day.”
Apparently, in the rapper’s eyes, good fashion sense is an important trait for those who are running the country, so Kanye has decided to take things a step further with a bid for the presidency in 2020.
In a candid and emotional acceptance speech at the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday night, the fashion designer concluded by revealing, “I don’t know what I’m fittin’ to 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.”
While we’re not sure just how serious Kanye is, the official Twitter account of the Democratic Party did acknowledge his candidacy.
— The Democrats (@TheDemocrats) August 31, 2015
Kanye and Kim, who share daughter North and have a son on the way, have visited the White House a few times. Just last month the couple attended a fundraiser for Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton.
The reality TV personality tweeted a selfie that she and her husband took with Clinton, along with an endorsement: “I got my selfie!!! I really loved hearing her speak & hearing her goals for our country! #HillaryForPresident.”
When White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest was asked about Kanye’s surprising announcement he told the Associated Press that he looks “forward to seeing what slogan he chooses to embroider on his campaign hat.”