Donald Trump Has Announced He Is Running For President, Joins Already Crowded Republican Field


Donald Trump has officially announced his bid for the presidency. In a list of republican candidates that seems to never end, Trump will now be one of many fighting for the republican nomination in 2016.

The man who is known for his money as a real estate mogul and host of the reality TV show The Apprentice has joked about running for president before and most people will probably think that if he decides to run that it is a joke, because does he really have any chance of getting the nomination?

It seems like there are new candidates announced in the republican party just about every day, with Jeb Bush finally giving his official announcement speech yesterday, and in such a crowded field, it’s hard to know who will ever emerge as the frontrunner.

Months ago, he was interviewed saying that Bush would lose and claimed he was strongly considering running.

Donald Trump almost made a run at the presidency four years ago but backed out just in time before he could embarrass himself even further. However, he will make a go at it this time after giving his announcement speech at Trump Tower on Fifth Avenue in New York.

He presented his vision that would match his brand new campaign slogan of “Make America Great Again,” making people wonder what that means exactly. During the speech, he said, “So, ladies and gentlemen, I am officially running for president of the United States, and we are going to make our country great again.”

He had previously refused to disclose his financial assets, much like other politicians tend to do with keeping their policy plans secretive. Now all of America knows that he is worth a whopping $9 billion, which will certainly come in handy when running a campaign.

Donald Trump is certainly not shying away from his financial success, noting that he owns a Gucci store that is worth more than Romney. He is viewed primarily as a reality TV star after 14 seasons with The Apprentice, but he has toyed with the idea of becoming president as early as 1987 and continued to make people wonder if he would try it again.

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