Kanye West for President—Will Elon Musk Be His VP?

Kanye West for President—Will Elon Musk Be His VP?

Instead of fearing or worrying about the current state of affairs, I’ve chosen to embrace the wildness and chaos of 2020. 

This weekend, Kanye West, rapper, producer, sneaker mogul, clothing designer, the husband of Kim Kardashian and best bud to President Donald Trump, announced that he’s running for president. West tweeted about the historic event, “We must now realize the promise of America by trusting God, unifying our vision and building our future. I am running for president of the United States,” adding an American flag emoji and the hashtag “#2020VISION.”

West’s pal, billionaire Tesla founder Elon Musk offered his full support.

Coincidentally, West tweeted his presidential plans after teasing a new song and record titled “God’s Country”—soon to be dropped. So far, he hasn’t done any of the annoying campaign prerequisites, like offering a platform, filing necessary paperwork or purchasing a dark blue suit, white shirt and starched red tie. This may sound naive, but I think he’s not really running, but wants to get some attention for his album and diversified business interests.

Too bad. Just think of how interesting it would be if Kanye West actually ran for president. Musk could be his vice president. 

Musk, like West, has been busy. Tesla launched its own pair of short shorts on the carmaker’s website. It’s based on an inside joke. The short-shorts are Musk’s means to mock the hedge fund bros who bet against him and short Tesla stock. 

On Wall Street, “shorts” refers to people short-selling stocks, which is betting on the price of a stock going down. The stock has been on a meteoric upward trajectory, burning the short sellers. He said to the short sellers, before the stock price appreciated, “Tesla will make fabulous short shorts in radiant red satin with gold trim,” and he kept his word. 

The shorts are advertised, “Celebrate summer with Tesla Short Shorts. Run like the wind or entertain like Liberace with our red satin and gold trim design. Relax poolside or lounge indoors year-round with our limited-edition Tesla Short Shorts, featuring our signature Tesla logo in front with ‘S3XY’ across the back. Enjoy exceptional comfort from the closing bell.” It sells for only $69.420—another insider (kind of juvenile) joke.

This was after a previous brilliant Musk tweet. He revived an old taunt of the SEC, which had sued the Tesla CEO in 2018 for falsely claiming he had secured funding to take the company private. Musk previously dubbed the agency the “Shortseller Enrichment Commission.” He re-started the war by posing a seemingly innocent tweet with a vulgar innuendo. 

In other zero-f@#k$-given news, California banned fireworks displays during the Fourth of July. So, what did the residents of Los Angeles do? You guessed it! They shot off billions of fireworks in a big F-U to their mayor.

New Yorkers and the NYPD don’t have any more F’s to give either. Shootings soar 205% after NYPD disbanded anti-crime unit. Gunshot injuries skyrocketed to 157 from 47 in 2019. It was the bloodiest June in a quarter century. 



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