You Can Already Buy Your 'Kanye For President' Merchandise
Just hours after Kanye West announced his intentions to run for president in 2020, merchandise with his face started appearing online.
Creative Etsy users found a way to cash in on his aspirations by creating creative Kanye 2020 merchandise.
From sweaters to shirts to buttons, West already has unsanctioned designs that fans will want to snap up.
While Etsy users are hoping to rake in money on their ideas, one person is already apparently cashing in on West running.
Tramall Ferguson, 24, was the first person to back the rapper in a bid for the White House - five months ago. He bought the domain KanyeForPresident.com in April – long before Yeezus’ VMA speech.
On Sunday, Ferguson posted his domain registration certificate on Instagram to prove he did it first.
He has reportedly been offered $80,000 for the domain but is holding out until he gets a call from West himself. He has not decided how much he will actually sell it for.
Meanwhile, the campaign to get “The College Dropout” into office is gaining steam.
On Monday, Eugene Craig, a 24-year-old Republican from Baltimore registered ReadyForKanye.net and filed paperwork with the Federal Election Commission to get West ready for his supposed run for office.
Craig told Rolling Stone: “I think it is a statement. It's a couple of things going on. First, it's an opportunity to reach voters who ordinarily would not be in tune to the process, who are apathetic to the process.
“The second part of this is that a party that can openly accept Donald Trump has room for Kanye West. Donald Trump is shrinking the party — I'm a member of the Republican Party - and Kanye West brought us an opportunity to actually grow it.
“Thirdly, we have a gentleman in Mr. West who 1) stands for small business and entrepreneurship, has spoke out against corporatism; 2) is a school choicer, and has spoken about the racial disparities in regards to public school systems; and 3) has openly spoken out against the war on drugs and the pipeline that the war on drugs provides to the private prison systems. I think if you were to put those issues on a piece of paper and say, "What kind of candidate is that?" that sounds like a Republican candidate to me.”
As all the fanfare surrounds West’s possible run, even the White House has responded to his announcement.
Press Secretary Josh Earnest jokingly welcomed a potential presidential bid from him saying he looks “forward to seeing what slogan he chooses to embroider on his campaign hat.”
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