Given President Trump’s unconventional nature, a litany of novelty candidates seem to be lining up for the distant 2020 race for the White House.
One of the first to announce was Kanye West, the controversial media darling who also happens to create “music”. The rapper clearly stated that he would be running for President in 2020 in what appeared to be an off-the-cuff remark during his time on an awards show. Whether or not the fickle and famous musician will follow through with his threat is yet to be seen.
Of course, there are the usual political personalities in the mix as well. Eric Holder and Joe Biden have both been rumored to be considering a campaign, while Hillary Clinton certainly doesn’t appear savvy enough to know better than to give it a go.
Now, another name has entered the potential fray, and it’s one that very few expected to hear, let alone having to witness the announcement being made from a Russian television show.
“Comedian Stephen Colbert appeared on a Russian talk show Friday night and announced that he is considering a run for president in 2020 and would welcome Russian help ‘in an unofficial capacity.’“’I am here to announce that I am considering a run for president in 2020, and I thought it would be better to cut out the middle man and just tell the Russians myself,’ Colbert said on Evening Urgant, a popular late-night show hosted by Ivan Urgant that airs on state-run TV.“The joke refers to alleged Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.“’If anyone would like to work on my campaign, in an unofficial capacity, please just let me know,’ he continued.“The ‘Late Show’ host was playing a round of Russian roulette with shots of vodka at the time.“Colbert is in Russia taping for his own show, a CBS spokesperson confirmed to Variety.”