UNITED KINGDOM (DM) – Horatio Eden, King of the Free City of Edenopolis, announced early this morning that he would be seeking the Democratic nomination for President of the United States in 2020.
He had tweeted the day before that he was “genuinely considering a 2020 Presidential run. Thoughts?” before formally announcing that he was “serious” by tweeting out the first image to be associated with his Presidential campaign.
A few potential cabinet selections have already been made; Mr. Eden has announced that, if elected, he would appoint Christopher Hammond – mostly known for having donated $1400 to @Squizxy on Twitch – as his Secretary of Homeland Security, and @ThisIsntEli has already been earmarked for the position of Vice-President under an Eden administration.
The campaign – running with the slogan “Liberty. Prosperity. Democracy.” – hopes to capitalize on the potential unpopularity of what would then be the outgoing administration of Donald Trump, who won the election on the 8th of November and is current President-elect. However, Eden’s position as a non-US citizen may present difficulties; even if he successfully acquires US citizenship before the presidential election in 2020, he will not have time to have been “resident in the United States for 14 years”, nor will he have “attained to the age of 35 years”, nor be a “natural-born citizen” of the United States – all requirements of the US Constitution to become President.
The campaign has yet to comment on these disqualifications.