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The Margin: Elon Musk throws his "full help" behind Kanye West for the president

Rapper icon Kanye West said, as he has annoyed several times, in a tweet on Saturday night that he "ran for president" in the 2020 election.

As absurd as that may sound, Teslas
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Elon Musk appears to be on board:

The "announcement" closely follows another, perhaps more realistic announcement: West teased a short excerpt from the new song "Wash Us in the Blood" on Monday and also said he was planning to release a new album entitled "God's Land." "

Days later, he apparently spent some time with his supporter of the president:

Then there's the billionaire Mark Cuban. He stopped offering his "full support", but acknowledged that West would not be the worst option:

The Cuban continued to address those who doubted his sincerity.

"If you think Biden is a joke compared to Trump, don't be careful. It's time to move away from all memes and look at reality," he said. "The pandemic response couldn't be worse botched and he refuses to take responsibility or try to improve it. That is disqualifying. "

Aside from the two billionaires, the rest of Twitter was more like this:

But how crazy is the idea really? Well, the likelihood of West becoming president increased from 500 to 1 to 50 to 1 after his tweet, according to OddsChecker.com:

"It's not just the bookmakers who believe that Kanye West has little chance of causing a stir, the betting community has been quick to support the music mogul," said Sam Eaton of OddsChecker.com. "Since tweeting, Kanye West has had a massive 61% share of all bets on the market."

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