Trending Today: Vote For #Higa2016

01 February, 2016

This is What's Trending Today.

Hawaiian-born Ryan Higa is a comedian. He loves making people laugh.

Last weekend, he posted a video on YouTube. The video is called "How to Run For President!"

Since Saturday, his film has been played over 2 million times.

Ryan Higa made a video on YouTube called
Ryan Higa made a video on YouTube called "How to Run for President."

Higa says: "Today, I'm going to show you how easy it is to run for president."

And then he goes on to explain the steps, making jokes along the way.

The first step, he says, is to be able to answer "tough questions."

Higa says he can do that. And, he can answer "life's toughest questions," including "Which came first: The chicken or the egg?"

His answer is simple – both. "The chicken was inside of the egg."

In a meeting with make-believe reporters, he is asked, "How will you react if North Korea attacks South Korea?"

His answer: "Not only will we protect South Korea, but East and West Korea, and every direction in-between."

Higa also plans to re-name sports based on what the sporting event really looks like. For example, basketball would be called "bouncy oranges," while ice hockey becomes "Oreo slide."

Finally, Higa creates a political campaign slogan he says is better than all the rest. He does this by combining words from Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump, Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, Bernie Sanders and other candidates.

He promises to be "A New American Leader From the Future to Defeat the Washing Machines in a Fight for America, Again."

And that's What's Trending Today.

I'm Dan Friedell.

Dan Friedell wrote this story for Learning English. George Grow was the editor.

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Words in This Story

comedian – n. a person makes people laugh by telling jokes or funny stories or by acting in a way that is funny

fake – adj. not true or real

Oreo n. a round, chocolate cookie filled with cream

slogan – n. a word or saying that is easy to remember and is used by a group or business to get attention

tough – adj. very difficult to do or deal with