First of all, I know what you're thinking..."this has got to be a joke!"

Sadly, it isn't, this is a real candidate for President of the United States in 2016.

Meet Joseph Allen Maldonado, better known as Joe Exotic, and he's an official candidate for president. Now, he's not on the ballot here in Maine, in fact he's not on the ballot in most states, but he is an official candidate in Colorado with an actual campaign registered with the Federal Election Commission. 

Based out of Wynnewood, Oklahoma, he is the president of the Greater Wynnewood Exotic Animal Park, which houses over 182 big cats (which would help explain the video below).

As for the candidate himself, he's rather...interesting.

See for yourself (and remember THIS IS NOT A JOKE - THIS IS AN ACTUAL CANDIDATE) Warning, the video is slightly NSFW.