As the Republican candidate was elected president in the shocking 2016 election on Tuesday, November 8, #kanye2020 began trending on Twitter, with fans flooding social media urging West to “save them.”
The outspoken rapper, 39, announced his plans to run for POTUS at the MTV Video Music Awards in 2015 and reiterated them during an interview on BBC Radio 1 year later, saying: “When I talk about the idea of being president, I’m not saying I have any political views. I don’t have views on politics, I just have a view on humanity, on people, on the truth. If there is anything that I can do with my time and my day, to somehow make a difference while I’m alive, I’m going to try to do it.”
Now it seems there are plenty of people out there who believe he’s a better option than Trump.
“There is only one man who can save us now,” one user wrote beneath a cartoon of West wearing an Adidas suit while sitting in the Oval Office.
“The only hope now is #kanye2020” wrote another.
— Abi Morris??? (@abicmorris) November 9, 2016
the only hope now is #kanye2020
— Soph (@gingersophie00) November 9, 2016
We about to go from the worst president ever in 2016 to the best president ever in 2020. #KANYE2020
— BRIAN UCHIHA ? (@BRIANxSEASON) November 9, 2016
In 2004 Kanye saved hip hop, in 2020 he will save America #Kanye2020
— Henny Hardaway (@Hen_Griffey_Jr) November 9, 2016
While there was plenty of joking, many people said they would truly be happier to have West as president.
I WOULD HONESTLY BE HAPPIER WITH KANYE WEST #kanye2020
— Sydney Fleischman (@MsSydneyCupcake) November 9, 2016
Since we electing people with no experience… #kanye2020
— saf. (@_safiyaaaax) November 9, 2016
well. guess Kanye West is becoming President in 2020 guys. can't believe I'd ever say this but i'll take Kanye over Trump anyday. #Kanye2020
— ahmer (@ahmersays) November 9, 2016
Some people laugh when Kanye said he was running. Now it's more possible than ever. #Kanye2020
— Ursii✌ (@UrsulaSeleme) November 9, 2016
The billionaire businessman was elected the 45th President of the United States after defeating Hillary Clinton.