Stephen Colbert is in Russia right now, on assignment for the Late Show, and on Friday night appeared on a Russian late-night show called Evening Urgant, where he took shots of vodka and announced that he, Stephen Colbert, is considering a run for president.
“Okay, 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,” he said.
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It wouldn’t be the first time. Stephen Colbert fans remembers back in 2008 when he embarked on an official presidential campaign. He didn’t win, obviously, but made a fine effort. And, hey, given our country’s tendency to elect celebrities with little-to-zero experience in public office, Colbert could have a real shot at the job if he gave it another try.