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Kanye West shares photo of his face imposed on Mount Rushmore

Kanye West has re-affirmed his presidential aspirations on Twitter.

The 43-year-old, who announced he was joining the race to the White House against current President Donald Trump and Democratic candidate Joe Biden, took to social media to share a brand new image of his face on Mount Rushmore.

Sharing the edited photo with his 29.8 million followers, the rapper’s face sat alongside former early American presidents George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln.

He simply captioned the photo of the South Dakota landmark: “2020.”

West said he was running for President on 4th July, known as Independence Day in the United States.

“We must now realise the promise of America by trusting God, unifying our vision and building our future,” he wrote. “I am running for president of the United States,” before adding his campaign slogan “#2020Vision.”

He added in an interview with Forbes that he was running as ‘The Birthday Party’ because “when we win, it’s everybody’s birthday.”

While it was previously reported by a member of West’s campaign team that he had since dropped out of the race and given up on his White House bid, West has since pressed ahead with his campaign.

Earlier this week, the Yeezy fashion designer filed a Statement of Candidacy which identifies him as an official candidate.

The Power rapper has even had support from high-profile figures, including former Olympian Caitlyn Jenner and billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk, although the latter admitted that a 2024 bid may have been more worthwhile for West.

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Wife Kim is concerned about the presidential bid (AFP via Getty Images)

However, West’s chances of winning the election are thought to be slim, having failed to register in time for key states in the race including North Carolina and New Hampshire, as well as national polls indicating he would only secure around 2 per cent of the vote.

Wife Kim Kardashian-West is also thought to be having doubts behind the campaign, despite initially supporting it.

“Kim isn’t at all concerned what the public thinks about Kanye, but of course his actions are making her a little stressed though that doesn’t mean she won’t try to understand and support him,” a family insider told Hollywood Life.

“She will continue to support him no matter what he ever does or says. She is never one to stray and will always stand by his side. She’s letting him do all of the talking and will just be there to support him whatever he needs.”


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