Progressive Cenk Uygur of ‘The Young Turks’ announces presidential bid

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Progressive media figure Cenk Uygur of “The Young Turks” has announced that he will run for president in a bid to pressure President Joe Biden to drop out of the contest.

“We must change course,” Uygur said, asserting that at most Biden has “a 10% chance” of securing victory in the presidential race. “Donald Trump is an actual fascist,” he declared.

While Uygur said that he is “running to win,” he also said that he is running in the contest “as a proxy for any other candidate. We have got to get Biden outta the race,” he said.

BREAKING: Cenk Uygur Announces 2024 Presidential

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“So my job is to be basically Paul Revere: Biden’s gonna lose, Biden’s gonna lose, Biden’s gonna lose,” Uygur said, noting that he will pressure the president to exit the race.

But there is a major constitutional problem with Uygur’s presidential aspirations. He is a naturalized citizen, and the U.S. Constitution stipulates that no individual “except a natural born Citizen, or a Citizen of the United States, at the time of the Adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the Office of President.”

Uygur rejects the notion that he is ineligible to seek the presidency.

“Case law is clear. Naturalized citizens can run for President,” Uyghur wrote on X. “Winning this case in the Supreme Court is going to get rid of the albtatross [sic] around the neck of 25 million Americans who are naturalized citizens. The Supreme Court has already said we have the same exact rights,” he added.

Biden is on course to become the Democratic Party’s 2024 presidential nominee. The president has been walloping Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and Marianne Williamson in the polls, and Kennedy recently announced that he will now run as an independent candidate.

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