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Joke all you want, Chris Rock is running for US president

Chris Rock announced on his Twitter account that he will be running for president in 2020.

Chris Rock. Picture: AFP.

JOHANNESBURG – For those of you who took the news that Donald Trump is the new US president-elect bad ly, Chris Rock has some good news for you.

The US comedian announced on his Twitter account that he will be running for president in 2020.

Trump won the US presidential elections after scoring a series of surprising key battleground states.

He won the key battleground state of Ohio and led Democrat Hillary Clinton in a series of other states that were too close to call, including Florida and North Carolina.

In 2003, Rock starred in the movie Head of State where he was chosen as a sacrificial candidate in what’s considered an unwinnable race, only to find himself victorious in the election.

Another famous person running for president in 2020 is controversial rapper Kanye West.

Yeezy announced during the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards that he would also be throwing his hat into the ring in the race for the White House.

After Trump's presidential win against favoured nominee, Clinton, the hashtag #Kanye2020 started trending on Twitter, and many pleaded for the rapper to run in four years.

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