MrBeast asks his followers whether he should run for US President
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MrBeast has his eyes set on a new prize straight off the back of curing 1,000 people of blindness.
The White House, to be more specific.
Hours after the American YouTuber received an outpouring of support for his latest video, he's revealed he is now turning his attention to politics.
MrBeast, real name Jimmy Donaldson, took to Twitter to ask if he should run for US President.
At time of writing, 1,033,786 votes had been cast with 18 hours to go.
And, somewhat overwhelmingly, the yays have it.
So far 69.5 per cent of voters (lol, 69), reckon he'd be fit to run for the Oval Office. And, well, if Trump can do it, why not?
People on Twitter were quick to share their opinions, too.
Would you vote for me if I ran for president?— MrBeast (@MrBeast) January 30, 2023
One user said: "I pray this happens one day. Donald Trump and Joe Biden are pretty funny presidents, But imagine having Jimmy Beast in the history books as a US president. That would be the most hilarious presidential term, probably ever."
Another added: "At first I was like 'WTF, no you have no experience', but then I realized that having a president with good intentions and no political knowledge is better than having a corrupt president that knows what they're doing."
A third commented: "Honestly I would like to see this."
Well, there you go.
One Twitter user did point out that MrBeast, at age 24, wouldn't be old enough to run for US President, he simply replied: "When I am."
According to Article II of the U.S. Constitution, the President must be a natural-born citizen of the United States, be at least 35 years old, and have been a resident of the United States for 14 years.
So there you go, you have 10 years to suss out your policies Jimmy.
Admittedly, MrBeast may be a brilliant fit.
In his latest YouTube video, the world's richest and most followed single content creator on YouTube revealed he's helped 1,000 blind people 'see for the first time'.
But how much did it all cost?
Someone did some calculations and said the project would cost USD$5 million (AUD$7 million, £4 million), 'assuming an average cost of $5,000 (£4,000) per eye.
Well, if someone is willing to fork out big time to give someone the priceless gift of sight, he might be a great fit after all.
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