White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest says of the announcement that he looks "forward to seeing what slogan he chooses to embroider on his campaign hat." Earnest was traveling aboard Air Force One with the president to Alaska.
Kanye West Video: 'I Have Decided in 2020 to Run for President'
This isn't the first time the outspoken Chicago rapper has dabbled in talk of politics. West is noted for criticism of President George W. Bush and the federal government's response after Hurricane Katrina. He has also compared the world's fascination with his wife Kim Kardashian to that of the first lady.