Is Kanye West the Jill Stein of 2020? Internet says he's running for president only to siphon votes from Biden
Kanye West is running for president and Twitter is worried he will put Trump back in the office
It has happened. Kanye West has finally announced that he will be running for President in the upcoming November 2020 elections.
The rapper, who so far has been a vocal supporter of US President Donald Trump, took to Twitter to make the announcement. "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," he wrote, adding the American flag emoji and "#2020VISION." In no time, Tesla CEO Elon Musk endorsed West's tweet and responded to it saying, "You have my full support!"
At the moment, it is not entirely clear whether West is serious about running for president since he is only four months away from the November 3 elections. But since he tweeted, Black Twitter is unhappy. "F**k you. you hate america. Horrible human being @kanyewest," tweeted one.
It must be noted that on the day that West announced his run for president, it is Jill Stein, who was the Green Party's nominee for President of the United States in the 2012 and 2016 elections, trending. Many on Twitter are comparing West's run with hers. Following the 2016 elections, Stein was blamed for Hillary Clinton losing the extremely close race and for putting Trump in office. The potential explanation of her loss was the third party candidates. And this time around, many fear West will do the same thing.
"Y'all know damn well Kanye West ain't running to take away support from his MAGA buddy, Donald Trump. He's definitely looking to play Jill Stein 2020 to grab those 'Never Biden' voters still in denial that they're helping Trump just because they think their principles mean shit," explains one on Twitter. "If you had any doubt Kanye is team Trump, him running as this cycle’s version of Jill Stein with a billion times more name ID should solidify it," added another.
The rapper along with his wife Kim Kardashian West are being slammed on Twitter. "So Kim & Kanye have decided they need to pitch in & help Trump siphon the black youth vote from Biden. In the most important election of our lives — Kanye swoops in to be Donald Trumps Jill Stein. Siphon off just enough of the dumb votes. You people are truly disgusting."
"Why are people so damn dumb? Kanye West is running for President to help Trump. He wants people to write in his name on ballots to siphon votes from Biden. I’m so tired of the blatant stupidity in this country. I can’t take this s**t anymore!" added another. Many are already skeptical of how the election will go moving forward, warning others to not vote for him."I see Kanye West is wanting to be Jill Stein. As if 2020 isn’t bad enough. Don’t y’all dare vote for him. We are not going through this s**t again."