饒舌歌手與川普對槓?肯伊威斯特宣布參選美國總統 | Kanye West announces U.S. election bid

President-elect Donald Trump talks with Kanye West in the lobby of Trump Tower in New York, Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2016. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

【看CP學英文】川普狂粉、美國饒舌歌手「肯爺」肯伊威斯特於美國國慶日(7月4日)推文宣布將參選2020年總統大選。美國總統大選預計於11月3日舉行。

American rapper Kanye West announced via Twitter on July 4 his intentions to run for the U.S. presidential election to be held on Nov. 3.

肯伊威斯特在社群網站推特(Twitter)寫道:「透過相信上帝、凝聚願景、建設未來,我們如今將體現美國希望,我要競選美國總統。」文末同時附上美國國旗圖案以及「2020願景」(2020VISION)的主題標籤。

In his tweet, West included a hashtag 2020VISION and wrote: “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.”

然而,距離大選還有數個月,而就在宣布參選的幾天前,他才透過推文宣傳即將推出的新專輯,因此引起許多質疑肯伊威斯特此舉是為宣傳新輯「God’s Country」。

However, with just four months until the election, many have speculated West’s announcement to be nothing more than an advertising method to promote his forthcoming album “God’s Country”, which he tweeted about just days earlier.

據外媒報導,若肯伊威斯特真要參選總統,他必須要透過合法程序向聯邦選舉委員會登記參選、設立競選活動平台、並且得到足夠連署等等,才能正式成為總統候選人。

To become an eligible presidential candidate, West still needs to register with the Federal Election Commission, present a campaign platform, and collect signatures to get on the ballot, and more, according to foreign media.

若肯伊威斯特無法得到小黨支持、推薦,他須以獨立候選人身份參選,然而,目前美國數州包括新墨西哥州、以及北卡羅來納州獨立候選人登記參選日期已截止。

If West is unable to secure the backing of a smaller political party, he would have to appear as an independent candidate though deadlines for registering as such has already passed for many states in the US, including New Mexico and North Carolina.

肯伊威斯特與他名氣同樣響亮的另一半、電視實境秀女星金卡戴珊(Kim Kardashian)也發推文,並附上美國國旗圖案以示支持。

Nonetheless, West still has the unwavering support of his wife, Kim Kardashian West who retweeted West’s tweet with an American flag emoji.

 肯伊威斯特推文一出,電動車大廠特斯拉執行長馬斯克隨即推文高呼:「我全力支持你!」

Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk also tweeted, “You have my full support!” in response to West’s announcement.

Photo courtesy of Twitter/Kanye West

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