This New Yorker Cover Imagines a Kanye West Presidency in 2020

By: David Ingram - Sep 8, 2015
References: newyorker & hypebeast
This latest magazine cover for The New Yorker imagines a 2020 U.S. election where rapper Kanye West comes out on top in the race for the White House.

The illustrated cover by Barry Blitt pays homage to the classic 1948 photo of President Harry Truman. In the original image, Truman can be seen holding a misprinted newspaper headline declaring his opponent Thomas E. Dewey the winner of the election. In this case Dewey has been replaced with Donald Trump, who is not only is currently campaigning for the 2016 Republican nomination, but has recently stated that he hopes to run against West in the 2020 election.

The cover's concept comes hot on the heels of the media storm that followed when West recently declared, in a speech at the 2015 MTV 'Video Music Awards,' that he intends to run for President in 2020.