Elon Musk Endorses Kanye West for President
Kanye West has announced his intention to run for president of the United States of America, and what better platform to do it than on Twitter?
"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," said West in a 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
His tweet ignited the Twitterverse, which caught the attention of high-profile personalities including Elon Musk, who threw his support behind the American rapper.
"You have my full support!" Musk tweeted back.
You have my full support!— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) July 5, 2020
West and Musk's friendship go all the way back to 2015 when Musk did the writeup for West for Time 100.
"Kanye's belief in himself and his incredible tenacity—he performed his first single with his jaw wired shut—got him to where he is today. And he fought for his place in the cultural pantheon with a purpose," Musk wrote in 2015.
West is a huge fan of Musk's Teslas, which are among the cars he drives. In 2018, West tweeted that he loves Tesla because he feels like he's in the future whenever he drives it.
But what will the future be when West becomes the chief executive of the most powerful country in the world? It might seem a stretch, but we should watch for it. After all, many believed Trump would not be president in 2016. And now we're here.