Kanye For 2020? White House Welcomes Rapper’s Political Bid

Kanye West for 2020? The White House says it is anticipating the rapper’s potential bid for president.

West claimed he would run for president while accepting the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award at the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards Sunday.

White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest says he looks “forward to seeing what slogan (West) chooses to embroider on his campaign hat.” Earnest was traveling to Alaska aboard Air Force One with President Barack Obama.

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Accepting the video vanguard award at the MTV Video Music Awards at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

This isn’t the first time the outspoken rapper has dabbled in talk of politics. West is noted for criticism of President George W. Bush and the federal government’s response after Hurricane Katrina. He has also compared the world’s fascination with his wife, Kim Kardashian, to its interest in first lady Michelle Obama.