Donald Trump is an unrepentant racist buffoon who is, for the time being, running circles around the Republican presidential field. Presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton is vacillating between bad pandering tweets to millennials and bad meandering responses to questions about her emails.
A disinterested and disheartened nation is turning to a new candidate, one with the promise to turn things around: Deez Nuts. Well, according to Google searches, anyway.
Google Trends says more people are interested in fake candidate Deez Nuts, who was polled at 9 percent in North Carolina by Public Policy Polling. Many local news stations covered candidate Nuts’s rise, which was very funny because news anchors were forced to say “Deez Nuts” on live television. In fact, people are so interested in Deez Nuts, it’s diverting a lot of attention away from the Trump campaign.
The real Deez Nuts is a libertarian-leaning Iowa teenager who registered the candidate in his hometown of Wallingford. The closest thing to an original Deez Nuts I can point to is the track titled “Deez Nuts” by Dr. Dre (feat. Daz and Snoop Dogg) from his 1992 album, “The Chronic.”
Another fun fake candidate story: In 2000, Michael Moore ran a ficus tree against New Jersey Republican Rodney Frelinghuysen as a protest against “safe” Congressional races.
This article originally appeared on Recode.net.