Rapper Wants to Be President – level 3
Kanye West is an American rapper, songwriter, producer and even a fashion designer. This week, West announced on Twitter that he is running for US president in this year’s election.
West could still meet the deadline to run as an independent candidate in some states; however, some people speculate that West’s announcement is a publicity stunt.
The rapper just released his latest single, and his new album will be released soon. West made a similar announcement a few times before. During MTV’s 2015 Video Music Awards, he said that he would run for president in 2020, and last year, he said that he would run for president in 2024’s election.
It is unclear whether West has filed paperwork for his presidency with the Federal Election Commission. There seems to be no campaign committee set up for West for this year’s election.
Difficult words: speculate (to guess possible answers to a question that somebody does not have enough information about), publicity stunt (a planned event designed to catch people’s attention), campaign committee (the team of people who help prepare a candidate, and they care about the financial matters of a campaign).
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