Billionaire celebrity gadfly Donald Trump has finally made good on his threats to run for president and officially declared his candidacy today. Trump, the epitome of the ugly American has finally found two things that make him look appealing: Bush and Clinton. He joins a rapidly expanding field just a day after the frontrunner “Jeb!”(really proud of that last name huh?) finally jumped in and Trump managed to steal a bit of Bush III’s limelight. If nothing else he will be a veritable font of bombastic sound bites and quotes for the duration of his run for the highest office in the land. The Donald certainly didn’t disappoint during his big announcement at the swanky Trump Tower in midtown Manhattan where he humbly declared that he was the man who would “Make America Great Again”.
As reported by CNN in the piece entitled “Trump jumps in: The Donald’s latest White House run is officially on”:
Donald Trump finally took the plunge.
The real estate mogul and TV reality star launched his presidential campaign Tuesday, ending more than two decades of persistent flirtation with the idea of running for the Oval Office.
“So, ladies and gentlemen, I am officially running for president of the United States, and we are going to make our country great again,” Trump told the crowd in a lengthy and meandering 45-minute speech that hit on his signature issues like currency manipulation from China and job creation, while also taking shots at the president and his competitors on the Republican side.
“Sadly the American dream is dead,” Trump said at the end of his speech. “But if I get elected president I will bring it back bigger and better and stronger than ever before.”
Just over four years after he came closer than ever to launching a campaign before bowing out, Trump made his announcement at the lavish Trump Tower on Fifth Avenue in New York, laying out a vision to match his incoming campaign slogan, “Make America Great Again.”
Trump wowed the media with jabs at China, the Iraqi army, Russia, the Obama occupation government and bragged that his great personal wealth gave him immunity from having to suck up to the Republican party establishment. He had previously dissed 2012 GOP loser Mitt Romney – who fancies himself as a kingmaker these days – who he scoffed at by saying that he owned a “Gucci store that’s worth more than Romney”. Trump even offered up a precious nugget of wisdom that underscored the dumbing down of America in the 21st century just perfectly by saying that he’d win “easily” if he ran with Oprah. The movie Idiocracywasn’t just a satire folks, it is becoming reality now.
You do have to say one thing about Donald Trump though. In the bread and circuses infatuated media generated virtual reality that we are subjected to here in the Homeland, he at least adds a damned good amount of entertainment value to an otherwise execrable election cycle where the establishment made our choices for us long ago.