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Stephen Colbert Is ‘Considering’ a 2020 Presidential Run and Wants Russia to Pitch in with the Campaign

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It looks like President Donald Trump may be facing some notable competition in his bid for reelection. During the opening monologue of Monday’s episode of The Late Show, Stephen Colbert — who just returned from a trip to Russia — revealed that he is considering running for president in 2020.

Colbert broke the news by airing a clip from his recent appearance on Russian talk show Evening Urgant.

“I am here to announce that I am considering a run for president in 2020, and I thought it would be better to cut out the middle man and just tell the Russians myself,” he explained to host Ivan Urgant.

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However, after the clip ended, Colbert clarified that his decision was not yet official. “To be clear, all I said in that little clip there was that I was ‘considering’ a run. If I decide to run, obviously I’m not going to ask the Russians to help my campaign. I’d have my son-in-law ask them.”

Watch the full video above.

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