Savannah: Kanye West has announced he is running for president of the United States, just four months before election day. The 21-time Grammy winner celebrated Independence Day by revealing his plans on Twitter, tweeting Saturday: '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! #2020VISION.' The rapper has sparked speculation over the years that he would potentially enter the presidential race one day, most recently in November, when he said he planned to run in 2024. West's announcement was met with with mixed reactions of skepticism and excitement, as online bookmakers cut his odds of winning the election from 500/1 to 50/1. The new odds indicate his implied probability of winning the election has increased from 0.2 percent to two percent. ... Speaking to a crowd of reporters in the Oval Office he said the hat was like a Superman cape and said that Trump made him a billionaire. Kanye also joked about running for president in 2024 during the visit - an idea he would later confirm during an appearance at the annual Fast Company Innovation Festival in New York City last November. West had been promoting his new line of biodegradable shoes at the event before casually mentioning to the crowd he was running for president in 2024, prompting laughter from the audience. Reality star-turned-activist Kim Kardashian West would be no stranger to the White House either, having met with President Trump on more than one occasion lobbying for criminal justice reform. Kim appeared to endorse her husband's claim he was running for the presidency but retweeting his post with an emoji of the US flag.