Bernie Sanders lands endorsement from Deez Nuts

Deez Nuts, the most nonsensical viral 2016 presidential candidate yet, now supports the actual most viral candidate in his party’s election.

In a post on his reportedly official Facebook page Friday afternoon, Nuts endorsed Vermont senator Bernie Sanders for the Democratic nomination for president.

Deez Nuts is not, of course, a traditional political candidate, but instead the brainchild of a 15-year-old Iowan inspired by previous nonsensical political campaigns. He really did file that name as a presidential candidate, and took the country by surprise when 9 percent of polled North Carolinians chose him as their preferred candidate, which in turn caused a viral sensation, which in turn forced newscasters to repeatedly say “Deez Nuts” on air.

To be clear, Nuts doesn’t want Sanders to be president, just the Democratic nominee.

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He’s also chosen Ohio governor John Kasich as his Republican favorite. But his actual choice for president remains himself.

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H/T The Hill | Photos via Wikimedia Commons and Wikimedia Commons | Remix by Kevin Collier

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