The internet almost broke when Deez Nuts began polling at 9 percent in the North Carolina presidential polls — but it’s all a hoax.
The presidential election is still a year away, but the race for party nominations is just heating up on both sides of the isle. But when it’s election time, the country opens itself up to an endless amount of trolls — with perhaps the best troll being perpetrated this week.
On Wednesday afternoon, media outlets went nuts — for Deez Nuts.
That’s more than just a juvenile joke, it’s now a part of the 2016 election lore. Someone filed papers to the FEC to run for President of the United States as ‘Deez Nuts’, and it has made for the easiest softball jokes in the world. It has also led to the troll to end all trolls, as prestigious outlets like The Washington Post, New York Times and others began writing about Deez Nuts in headlines.
This is why America is the greatest country in the world.
But there’s more to the story than just the 4th grade level jokes involved. We now know who is behind Deez Nuts and it makes all the sense in the world.
According to The Daily Beast, the person behind the adolescent troll is — well, an adolescent 15-year old kid.
"The candidate polling at 9 percent in North Carolina against Trump and Clinton isn’t a real person. But 15-year-old Brady Olson, who lives on a farm in Iowa and gamed the FEC filing system, certainly is."
Are we really that surprised that a 15-year old kid though it would be funny to troll America with Deez Nuts. Don’t get it twisted, the kid is a legend and will never have to pay for a drink when he hits the age of 21, but it all makes a lot of sense when we know the age of this kid.
There’s also the whole thing about:
A) a 15-year old kid being able to file papers to run for President and,
B) someone processing presidential candidacy papers with the name ‘Deez Nuts’ on it
‘Murica. All day, everyday.