The hottest presidential candidate on Twitter is Deez Nuts

August 21, 2015, 2:18 PM UTC
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Hillary Clinton. Donald Trump. Bernie Sanders. Jeb Bush.

Those are the names that have captured the lion’s share of attention so far throughout the 2015 election cycle in a preamble to next year’s election. But there’s a new name in town that’s grabbing attention in a bid for the White House and he doesn’t even have a college degree: Deez Nuts. He even was trending No.1 on Twitter for a period as people clamored to get more information about the man of mystery.

That’s quite the feat for a 15-year-old farm boy from Iowa. A registered independent, he even surged in a few polls, such as in North Carolina. Brady Olson is reportedly the person behind Deez Nuts, a popular meme, and as the New York Times reported.

Per the publication:

Asked why Deez Nuts entered the presidential race, Brady replied, “To clear the way for a future third-party movement.’’

A website with Deez Nuts’s platform suggests a Libertarian tinge, including giving voting rights to citizens of American Samoa, but deporting illegal immigrants with “the lone exception of being a minor.’’

Twitter has been struggling in recent days with shares falling below its IPO price.