Donald Trump Announces Bid For Presidency

Advertisement - Continue Reading Below

Donald Trump is no longer only a billionaire mogul and business magnate; he is now running for President of the United States. Trump formally announced his campaign for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination on June 16, 2015 at the Trump Tower in New York.

 

Donald Trump walked onto the stage looking regal and fitting of the role of presidential nominee. Donning a red tie, white shirt, and blue suit, he gave his talk in front of a line of American flags. He looked the part and lacked no confidence in himself, calling himself a “truly great leader.”

 

Trump’s speech was sporadic and contained the typical characteristics of a rant or off-hand talk. He bounced from topic-to-topic, issued opinions with no figures or facts, and delivered one-liners that critics are still talking about.

 

He began his speech with the decline of American international economic security in comparison to powerhouses like China and Japan: “They [China and Mexico] beat us all the time.” He wants to bring back jobs from China and Japan and vows to be the “greatest jobs President that God ever created.” He cited his opposition to the current international trade bill.

 

Trump commented further on U.S. economic stability and growth. He stated that the gross domestic product was “below zero” and that it's “never below zero.”

 

Then, he quickly switched to a commentary on U.S. foreign policy relations with Mexico. Trump said, “When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best They’re not sending you...They’re sending people that have lots of problems...They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists. And some, I assume, are good people.” From his speech, Donald Trump supports stricter border control and immigration laws. Policy-wise, he is against Obama’s executive order on immigration and wants it reversed immediately.

 

In contrast to Obama’s policies and those supported by the majority of Democrats, Trump calls for the repeal of Obamacare and to replace it “with something much better for everybody,” but does not offer a sample of what this “something better” might be.

 

Trump warned against the dangers of Islamic terrorism, the spread of ISIS, and reminds viewers that he warned politicians not to “hit Iraq” during the start of the war. It is no surprise that he opposed Iran’s push for nuclear weapons.

 

Without specifics, Trump voiced his support for Israel and the Second Amendment. He pointed out the necessity of rebuilding transportation infrastructure, saving Medicare, Medicaid, and Social security “without cuts,” and ending the Common Core.

 

Possibly the best point of the speech, Donald Trump critiqued the role of lobbyists, super PACs, and donors in politics, saying that they fully control political moves.

 

Despite Trump’s disorganized speech, audience members repeatedly called out, “We need Trump now,” and were met by applause and cheers. However, some speculate that his supporters were hired actors.

 

With that being said, Trump’s views on immigration and other social issues means that the base of the Democrats (minorities, youth, single women, and suburbanites) won’t be swayed by his tough talk. And because of his stance on social issues, those same groups many view the entire Republican party in unfavorable light, causing them to migrate to the Democrat.


Trump’s odds of winning are slim-to-none. After all, the Republican National Convention currently lists 19 potential nominees. The “house divided” references have already began. Trump’s recent announcement is just one of many problems for the GOP.

Advertisement - Continue Reading Below

News For All

John Kelly Gives Omarosa Manigault Limited Access to the White House

Omarosa Manigault is well-known as one of Donald Trump's chief advisors. Sources from The Daily Beast revealed that John Kelly, who since July this year works in one of the high-rank job positions in the White House, is trying to hamper Manigault's specific contact to the head of state.…

view more
Trump's Gun Rights Comments May Be His Downfall
Trump's Gun Rights Comments May Be His Downfall
The US Republican Party presidential hopeful for the November 2016 elections, Donald Trump, may have bitten off more than he can chew. The Republican nominee at a rally in Wilmington, North Carolina, while addressing a crowd of his supporters, said that Hillary Clinton, the Democratic nominee wants…
Warren Joins Clinton in Ohio Campaign
Warren Joins Clinton in Ohio Campaign
Those who had hesitations as to whether the team of Hillary Clinton and Elizabeth Warren would work had their taste of ‘egg-on-face’ when the two Democratic politicians took the center stage side-by-side last June 27. This was the first appearance of Clinton and Warren together since the…
Sanders Sides with Clinton
Sanders Sides with Clinton
The two Democratic Party presidential aspirants, Hilary Clinton and Bernie Sanders, are currently competing fiercely against each other to become the party’s flag bearer in the coming general elections that are just around the corner. Despite the fact that Clinton has emerged the winner in…
Clinton Speaks to Detroit Union Workers
Clinton Speaks to Detroit Union Workers
Hillary Clinton attended the Service Employees International Union convention at Cobo Center, where she put an emphasis on how a Donald Trump can ruin the economy. The former first lady, now the Democratic presidential front-runner, stated that Trump's plans for the economy are likely to result…
Three independent candidates for US President

Three independent candidates for US President

The U.S. elections feature the two major political parties: the Democratic Party and the Republican Party. Besides these two, there are other parties dubbed “Third Parties” due to their minority standing. Independent candidates are those who run for president without any formal…

Scots Angry over Trump’s View of Brexit

Scots Angry over Trump’s View of Brexit

The controversial US presidential candidate Donald Trump was expecting a warm welcome in Scotland when he visited to officiate the grand opening of his new Trump Turnberry golf resort. To his surprise, he was greeted by an angry mob of protesters with golf balls that were embellished with Swastikas.…

What is Trump's stance on combating terrorism?

What is Trump's stance on combating terrorism?

Donald Trump remains the most polarizing and flagrant political figure possibly in the history of politics, and has continued to do no different. When it comes to combating terrorism, these traits continue to further manifest. Trump was quoted in 2015 saying “The other thing with the…

Revealing Info on How the Clinton's Made Their Money

Revealing Info on How the Clinton's Made Their Money

On May 17, 2016, the personal financial disclosure of Hillary Clinton revealed that she earned over $5 million in royalties from a 2014 memoir and around $1.5 million for her speeches in 2015. Mrs. Clinton's camp decided to reveal info on how her family made their money to stand in good stead…

Trump refuses to act presidential

Trump refuses to act presidential

Donald Trump has fashioned a successful primary campaign on brashness in regards to both policies and personal attacks on his opponents. As it now appears that Trump will be the Republican nominee heading into November, those within the party have been hoping he will scale back on this style to…

Do Cruz and Kasich have a pact?

Do Cruz and Kasich have a pact?

Once the Republican primary field was decided to be three candidates, it became apparent that Donald Trump was the only one who could get the 1,237 delegates needed for the nomination. So why would other candidates stay in? Essentially, because Donald Trump is an outsider candidate, those within the…

Myanmar Crisis with the Rohingya Rebels
Turkey’s President remembers Manzikert battle
Trump has not Decided to Accept Mexico’s Help for Hurricane Disaster
Germany Set to Send Migrants Back to Greece