Donald Trump, the reality TV Star and billionaire businessman behind TV’s hit show, Celebrity Apprentice, might be wearing a very different hat come 2016. Trump announced Tuesday that he was throwing his hat into the ring for the 2016 Presidential Election. The outspoken Trump, who promises to “make America great again,” is running as a Republican, but the Donald’s run towards the White House is bad news for the GOP thus far.
With President Obama currently suffering from volatile approval rankings, one would think anyone marketing themselves as the anti-Obama would probably do okay in the running, and Trump is certainly somewhere along the anti-Obama line. Oddly enough, however, the Democratic National Committee doesn’t seem worried about Trump’s 2016 bid so far. In a statement on factivisits.democrats.org, Democratic press secretary Holly Schulman had this to say about the Donald throwing himself into the 2016 race.
“…He adds some much-needed seriousness that has previously been lacking from the GOP field, and we look forward [to] hearing more about his ideas for the nation.”
Some other contenders seem to think Trump is anything but serious, however. We all know he’s a savvy marketer (else he wouldn’t be where he is today), and having literally billions of dollars on hand to spend on campaigns doesn’t hurt, either. However, Trump’s lack of experience and larger-than-life promises are causing some people to think he’s just a good talker.
Among other promises, The Don has vowed to make America great again, according to a report by Inquisitr. According to CNN, the Donald’s full campaign speech references his epic business successes, insane net worth, and promises that Trump will use his cash flow to fund his own campaign, thus “freeing him” from the corrupting influence of outside donors.
It’s clear from Twitter feeds that when people look at Donald Trump, they don’t see a politician — and that’s exactly what they like about him. Though Trump has no political experience, some are actually heralding that as a good thing given that people are tired of the political doublespeak from both parties (running with no experience worked for Arnold Schwarzenegger, so it’s not totally unprecedented).
On the other hand, Jeb Bush (related to the former Presidents, if you were wondering) doesn’t seem daunted by Trump’s fight for a GOP nomination. Bush tweeted about his prior experiences with politics, possibly a very subtle reference to the fact that Mr. Trump has none.
— Jeb Bush (@JebBush) June 16, 2015
Trump, who CNN mentioned is already touting himself as “the best jobs president ever,” does have plenty of business experience, though. And if his campaign promises are anything to believe, it sounds as if he’ll be running the country like a business. The video is courtesy of YouTube.
If Donald is a serious contender (and thus far he appears to be), he could throw a wrench into the Republican machine. Those who are tired of politicians in politics might very well vote for Trump, and the more Republicans run, the more split the votes will probably be. Trump’s charisma and decent-sounding promises (seriously, nobody ever does what they say they will once elected), could be enough to help the Don smooth over the fact that he has no political experience. and might mean we’ll see a very unexpected President in 2016. What are your thoughts on Trump’s 2016 bid? Do you think he has a shot at being taken seriously?
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