Kanye West tweets have people wondering whether he’s planning a presidential run

Among his political commentary, Kanye recently tweeted “2024.”

Apr 29, 2018
Kanye West Tweets Have People Wondering Whether He's Planning A Presidential Run

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A preview of things to come emerged on April 21st when Kanye West tweeted: “I love the way Candace Owens thinks,” referring to the conservative commentator. To those worried he was flirting with the alt-right, the nightmare manifested within 24 hours. West tweeted videos of himself watching Scott Adams lectures. Adams, originally the creator of Dilbert, has since pivoted to becoming a failed restaurateur and successful Trump cheerleader, believing the president used hypnotism to get himself to the White House and also believing that’s fantastic.

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As West got flack for flirting with dubious thinkers, the inevitable began. West began posting egoisms, announced that he had fired his manager and his lawyer, and suggested he might run for president in 2024. The other shoe fell when Kanye began professing his love for Donald Trump (the celebrity more than the president, it seemed) and exciting all the conservative writers who used to criticize everything West did.

“You don’t have to agree with Trump but the mob can’t make me not love him,” tweeted West. “We are both dragon energy. He is my brother. I love everyone. I don’t agree with everything anyone does. That’s what makes us individuals. And we have the right to independent thought.”

For those unfortunate enough to live on Twitter, it turned into a pure madhouse. Kim Kardashian, married to West, attempted to play damage control on her account. John Legend tried to reach out to West, texts that Kanye then posted because he’s that shitty kind of friend. Trump himself thanked West for his support, calling it “very cool!”

For West historians, none of this was entirely new. Before ducking out of public life, just after Trump was elected in 2016, Kanye West visited the recent elect at Trump Tower. It was around the same time West cancelled his Life of Pablo tour and had a brief stay in the hospital. Many were worried that this was going to be the new normal, and we’d have to watch Kanye lead a public pop culture falling out over dinner table politics for the rest of time. Instead, closing the week that felt like eternity, West admitted he has very little idea what he’s talking about.

Apr 29, 2018