Be careful what you wish for! Samantha Armytage says Kanye West WILL be president - as the rapper insists his leadership bid is not a
Be careful what you wish for! Samantha Armytage says Kanye West WILL be president – as the rapper insists his leadership bid is not a stunt
American rapper Kanye West shocked the world when he announced last week he was running for president of the United States.
And on Thursday, Sunrise host Samantha Armytage said she believes the 43-year-old musician has a very good chance of actually winning the next election.
In words that may prove prophetic, she said: ‘You know what, he probably will [win].’
Be careful what you wish for! Samantha Armytage said on Thursday that she believes Kanye West will be the president one day, after the rapper insisted his leadership bid was not a stunt
‘[That would happen] only in America,’ her co-host David Koch agreed.
On Saturday, Kanye announced on Twitter that he would be running for president in November.
‘We must now realize the promise of America by trusting God, unifying our vision and building our future,’ West tweeted with the hashtag #2020VISION. ‘I am running for president of the United States!’
Campaign: On Saturday, Kanye West (pictured) announced he would be running for president in November
President: He has since been endorsed by his wife Kim and Elon Musk, but is yet to reveal a campaign plan or any events, leading some to believe it’s nothing more than a publicity stunt
He has since been endorsed by his wife Kim Kardashian and Elon Musk, but is yet to reveal a campaign plan or any events, leading some people to believe it’s nothing more than a publicity stunt.
But on Wednesday, Kanye insisted his announcement was not a stunt ahead of the release of his new album.
In an interview with Forbes, the rapper said he was running for president under the banner ‘The Birthday Party’ with the support of Elon Musk as well as an obscure vice presidential candidate.
Can he win? Samantha said the 43-year-old singer has a very good chance at actually winning the next U.S. presidential election. Pictured with Sunrise entertainment reporter Nelson Aspen
However, it will be difficult for the rapper to get on the ballot in November because he’s already missed deadlines to add his name in six states.
Of the 538 Electoral College votes total, West would already be missing out on 102 of those votes if he were to successfully make his way onto the ballot in other states – as the registration date has passed for North Carolina, Texas, New York, Maine, New Mexico and Indiana.
He would need to move quickly to avoid losing out on 85 more Electoral College votes as seven other states’ deadlines to get on the ballot are coming up this month.
Colorado, Florida, Michigan, Missouri, Oklahoma, South Carolina and West Virginia all have July deadlines.
On Wednesday, Kanye (pictured with his wife, Kim Kardashian) insisted his announcement was not a stunt ahead of the release of his new album and said he would be running for president under the banner ‘The Birthday Party’