Sadly, Deez Nuts will have to pull out of the U.S. presidential race prematurely.
The independent candidate from Iowa who’s currently polling at 9 percent in North Carolina has been found. But according to The Daily Beast, he’s a 15-year-old high school student named Brady Olson.
The teenager was apparently inspired to declare his candidacy when he learned of a Louisiana cat that had joined the race. “When I heard about the Limberbutt McCubbins story, I realized I could,” Olson told The Daily Beast.
Olson filed his official paperwork with the Federal Election Commission on July 26 as Deez Nuts. According to a Public Policy Polling survey released Wednesday, one in 10 North Carolina voters would pick for him in a race between Nuts, Donald Trump, and Hillary Clinton.
After he started polling at 8 percent in Iowa and 9 percent in North Carolina, Deez Nuts began to trend worldwide on Twitter.
But according to the U.S. Constitution, the presidency and vice presidency are restricted to native-born U.S. citizens at least 35 years of age.
Despite the constitutional obstacles, Olson insisted that he is not giving up on his dream to become the first 15-year-old POTUS.
“The next step is to get some party nominations, like the Minnesota Independence Party or the Modern Whig Party,” Olson said. “It would also be great to find a VP, preferably McCubbins because the Nuts/McCubbins ticket sounds amazing.”