Newscaster has to actually say ‘Deez Nuts’ when discussing new poll

When memes become political.

 

Gabe Bergado

Internet Culture

Published Aug 20, 2015   Updated May 28, 2021, 3:17 am CDT

Forget Hillary Clinton—2016 is all about Deez Nuts.

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The candidate, who registered as an Independent from Iowa (and turned out to be a 15-year-old farm boy), is gaining national attention as well as significant support in the polls. Leon Harris from ABC 7 News had the honor of sharing the latest numbers from North Carolina, which showed possible future leader of the free world Deez Nuts raking in 9 percent of the vote—and he did it with complete seriousness. You can hear someone in the background saying “Oh no,” but Harris’s poker face is totally stoic.

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Deez Nuts is also polling well in Minnesota. We’ve made it, guys—memes have finally entered mainstream politics. What could possibly go wrong?

Screengrab via Funny Local News Bloopers/YouTube

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*First Published: Aug 20, 2015, 11:10 am CDT