Cred – [Huffington Post]
Celebrity hotelier Donald Trump officially announced his campaign for president on Tuesday, promising to restore America’s standing in the world in a rambling speech that strongly resembled performance art.
“Our country needs a truly great leader,” the reality TV star told supporters gathered at Trump Tower in New York City. “We need a leader that wrote The Art of the Deal,” he added, making sure to mention his book. “We need a leader that can bring back our jobs, bring back our manufacturing, bring back our military and take care of our vets.”
Entering the stage via escalator — one of the most unusual entrances in the history of presidential announcements — Trump eschewed his prepared remarks and launched into a long-winded tirade against just about everybody: President Barack Obama, Democrats, Republicans and multiple foreign nations.
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The real-estate mogul has openly flirted with throwing his hat into the ring for years. In 2012, he endorsed then-Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, who was forced to appear in a surreal press conference to kiss the ring of New York’s dealer-in-chief. But his overt skepticism of Obama’s birthplace, among other off-the-wall remarks he regularly dishes out through his Twitter feed, will be sure to cause headaches for Republicans in the 2016 presidential primary.
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