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Kanye Wins 2020 Presidential Election On Latest New Yorker Cover

Ever since Kanye West declared his 2020 presidential campaign, we've been wondering: what if he actually won?

Well, so have the lovely people at The New Yorker, whose cover next week imagines this beautiful dark twisted fantasy coming true:

“Kanye West’s announcement of his intention to seek the Presidency reminds us that it’s not too early to start thinking about the 2020 campaign. (2016’s already old hat by now, anyway). And when one considers Mr. West, it doesn’t take a whole lot of imagination to be reminded of another scrappy kid who won the Presidency, back in 1948, against all odds. The press wrote him off, too. That’s right—Harry Truman.”

The cover pays homage to the iconic photo of Truman holding up the Chicago Tribune after he won the 1948 presidential election. The Tribune famously and incorrectly declared Truman's opponent, New York Gov. Thomas Dewey, the winner:

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