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  • Kanye West tweets picture of face on Mount Rushmore with caption “2020”
  • West says he is running for president and filed official papers with the Federal Election Commission on Thursday. The 43-year-old, who has visited President Trump at the White House while once supporting him, announced his campaign on July 4.

(CNB News) – Kanye West on Friday posted a photo on Twitter depicting his face on Mount Rushmore, touting what he says will be a presidential run.

The tweet that placed West next to Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, Thomas Jefferson and George Washington was liked by more than 100,000 followers as of Friday morning.

West says he is running for president and has filed official papers with the Federal Election Commission on Thursday. The 43-year-old, who has visited President Trump at the White House while once supporting him, announced his campaign on July 4.

West also filed to be on the presidential ballot in Oklahoma earlier this week. The filing fee to appear on the ballot in the Sooner State is $35,000.

Kanye West takes first official steps towards running for US president against Donald Trump and Joe Biden in November.

A representative for the rapper, who recently revealed he has never voted before, filed the necessary paperwork and paid the $35,000 (£27,623) fee to appear on Oklahoma’s presidential ballot.

Oklahoma Board of Elections spokeswoman Misha Mohr confirmed he had paid the fee, which two others also did – concert pianist Jade Simmons and cryptocurrency entrepreneur Brock Pierce.

A form, the first required by the Federal Electoral Commission (FEC) to officially run for president, was also filed by the “Kanye 2020” team on Thursday, with the music star’s address given as his Wyoming ranch.

It also says he is running as part of the BDY party, short for The Birthday Party, which West created when he announced his plan to run earlier this month.

When asked why he chose that name, he said: “Because when we win, it’s everybody’s birthday.”

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