Comedian Stephen Colbert just announced that he might run for president in 2020. The 'Late Show' host hinted at a White House run last weekend while appearing on the Russian state television talkshow Evening Urgant.
"I am here to announce that I am considering a run for president in 2020," Colbert told host Ivan Urgant. "And I thought it'd be better to cut out the middle man and just tell the Russians myself. If anyone would like to work on my campaign in an unofficial capacity, please just let me know."
Of course, that might've been the vodka talking. Literally.
Like Jimmy Fallon, Ivan Urgant likes to help guests unwind with party games. But instead of charades or Pictionary, Urgant surprised Colbert with a boozy-spin on Russian Roulette, where he and his guest spin a wheel of shots and slug whichever one points at them. You'd think some glasses would be alcoholic while others weren't, but that wasn't the case. Every shot contained vodka, so it was really a game of delaying the inevitable - much like Trump's attempts to evade the Russia scandal besieging his White House.
This is the second threat of a presidential run from Colbert, who mounted a brief campaign in 2008 that left many wondering about the seriousness of his intentions. Since then, things have gotten ridiculous enough in American politics for Colbert to be a serious contender. So far, the 2020 challengers include Trump as well as Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson. So compared to those two, Colbert looks pretty good.
The same can't be said for the state of democracy in America though.