( CNN) “Ladies and gentleman, please greet the 46 th President of the United States: Stephen T. Colbert.”

That has a nice sound to it, and made Colbert’s comments over the weekend, perhaps the late night host is truly thinking of running against Donald Trump in 2020. And if he did, Colbert very well could be the ideal candidate to crush the current President arrived November 2020.

Colbert’s statements came Friday during an appearing on the Russian late nighttime TV prove, “Evening Urgant.” While being interviewed by the show’s host, Ivan Urgant, Colbert revealed that he had a big announcement. Then, with a straight face, Colbert declared, “I am here to announce that I am considering a run for president in 2020. ” As the audience applauded, Colbert quipped, “And I thought it would be better to cut out the middleman and just tell the Russians myself.”