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Kanye West announced on the Fourth of July that he is running for president, a seemingly serious announcement that has led to some immediate pushback and even mockery for the rapper.

West took to Twitter to make the brief announcement on Saturday evening, offering few details other than his decision to run.

“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,” he wrote, adding the hashtag “2020VISION” and an American flag emblem.

The announcement was met with immediate pushback from critics, many of them leaving derisive comments on the rapper’s tweet and accusing him of being selfish with the decision. Many accused West of trying to play spoiler by pulling votes away from Joe Biden and helping Trump to win re-election, assuming that West might be able to pull some African American support from the former vice president.

“It doesn’t matter if he’s having some sort of episode, plugging an album, trying to steal votes from Biden to help Trump win, or serious about becoming president despite having missed many filing deadlines, Kanye West needs to **** all the way off for announcing a POTUS run today,” tweeted political journalist Seth Abramson.

In all seriousness, do not actually vote for Kanye West.

— Gravel Institute (@GravelInstitute) July 5, 2020

As Variety noted, West’s announcement that he was running for president did not come as a complete surprise, as he had been open about presidential ambitions in the past. The report noted that West actually said during a 2015 acceptance speech at the MTV Video Music Awards that he was planning on running for president during this cycle.

“As you probably could have guessed by this moment, in 2020 I have decided to run for president,” he said at the time, before admitting that he had “rolled up a little something” before he came out.

The report added that West had already suggested that he would be voting for Donald Trump, whom he had vocally backed in the past and even visited in the White House. But the report went on to note that West has since shown support for the protests that have arisen in the wake of George Floyd’s killing, which appeared to signal a break from Trump.

It was not clear if West had taken any concrete steps toward running for president, or what platforms he would run on. The rapper has yet to follow up his initial tweet or share any kind of campaign website.

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US tourist hunts for lad she met in a bar after mistakenly giving him the wrong number – so do you know Adam from Wales?

A LOVELORN American tourist is desperate to find her perfect man - a mystery Welshman she met in a bar.

Kate Lefler, 23, bumped into a man named Adam during a trip to the UK and "sparks flew" between the pair.

4Kate Lefler is on the hunt for a Welsh lad named Adam who she met in a bar in 2018, and mistakenly gave the wrong number toCredit: Wales News Service

But Kate accidentally gave him the wrong number and believes he was the "one who got away" after he disappeared into the night.

The fleeting encounter took place in 2018 when Kate had travelled 4,600 miles from Oklahoma to the UK.

Kate, who now lives in Maryland, said: "He kissed me goodnight and we were planning on seeing each other the next day.

"When a text never came I started to realise I never put my area code in with my number in his phone."

4All that Kate has is a photo of Adam's friend Mac, seen hereCredit: Wales News Service 4The group had been on a night out to the Rust & Royal pub in PlymouthCredit: Rust & Royal/ Facebook

She has spent two years wondering about what might have been and is desperate to rekindle the relationship.

Her family and friends have encouraged her to continue the search for her potentially perfect match.

Kate met Adam - who told her he was from Wales - while she was with the US Coastguard and her ship stopped in Plymouth, Devon.

Mystery Adam, who was in his 30s, was visiting his friend Mac, had gone out to the Rust and Royal bar in the town.

Do you know Adam from Wales?

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4Kate accepts that Adam may no longer be single but is willing to put herself out thereCredit: Wales News Service

Kate believes Adam may have been part of the Royal Marines.

She said: "I know there’s a chance Adam may not be single anymore but I thought it’s best that I at least try.

"We met April 6, 2018 at Rust and Royal, we stayed there for a while and then went to a club in the Barbican, and then a diner at the end of the night and parted ways."

Kate has now created an Instagram account in a bid to identify Adam and track him down.

She also wrote to the bar online.

She said: "My name is Kate and this is going to sound crazy, but I was at your bar about two years ago and I met two really fun guys named Mac and Adam.

"I was there with a group of friends on a Navy supply ship that was in port for a few days and we came to your bar the first night we were in Plymouth.

"We met Mac and Adam and Adam really fancied me. We instantly had sparks fly and enjoyed a few drinks at Rust &Royal. He was in town visiting his buddy Mac, who lived nearby.

"This may be a shot in the dark, but because I had a few drinks I failed to properly give my phone number to Adam. And unfortunately never saw him again."

She continued: "Like I said, this may sound crazy, but even after two years I can't but feel like he was the one who got away.

"And all I have is his first name, his friend Mac's name, a picture of Mac with my friend and I and the date we were there.

"Hopefully whoever sees this believes in fairy tales and love at first sight. And if not.. I can just be the crazy American girl trying to find Adam."

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