Donald Trump made it official Tuesday morning: He’s joining the crowded field running for the Republican nomination for president.
“Our country needs a truly great leader, and we need a truly great leader now,” Trump said in lengthy campaign speech at the Trump Tower in New York City.
That leader, he said, is definitely not someone like Barack Obama — or his fellow Republicans already running.
Trump of course is already a household name in the United States, as synonyous with wealth and the reality television show “The Apprentice” as he is for flirtations with the idea of running for president.
He has publicly toyed with the idea of running since 1987 and most recently in 2011. And he’s got his priorities clear for the 2016 race. Besides making the country stronger internationally and getting rid of Obamacare, he said, he’s going to build the American economy.
And he said it with typical modesty.
“I will be the greatest jobs president that God ever created,” he said.
There was one tiny little blunder in Trump’s big speech that has everyone scratching their heads:
Trump: “When did we beat Japan in anything?” I’m just going to leave that there…
— Frank Thorp V (@frankthorpNBC) June 16, 2015
Trump: “When did we beat Japan at anything?” ummmmmmmmmmmm
— Lachlan Markay (@lachlan) June 16, 2015
Donald Trump in his campaign announcement: “When was the last time we beat Japan? Ever?” Uhhhhh…
— Tyler Stevens (@tylahstevahn) June 16, 2015
Pretty sure we’ve beat Japan at some stuff. pic.twitter.com/kZge06AEwa
— Austin Paul (@AustinPaul19) June 16, 2015
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