The Donald is running for president

Before we read the following press release

I want a minute or so of your time?

We were stuck in a motel once again for the last three days, my close followers/friends know the reasons.

Everything turned out find so far.

Anyway.

The TV had few channels so we were stuck watching Cable 5 Fox News about the Donald.

Funny thing you may or may not have notice?

Each person on Fox news condemned and belittled everything that the Donald said that he was going to do while president because, as they each stated,

he could not do any of those things without congress approval!

Why would it be OK to pick the Donald apart, a republican, for doing things to help our country and pick our president apart because he could not get congress to help him plug holes in a row boat they are all in while stuck in a category #5 storm?

Donald Trump: I’m really rich and running for president

JONATHAN LEMIRE Associated Press NEW YORK —

The Donald is running for president — for real this time.

Real-estate mogul and reality- television star Donald Trump, who has brazenly flirted with running for office before but never followed through, announced Tuesday that he will seek the Republican nomination for president. Trump entered the race in a bombastic spectacle befitting a man whose businesses successes are matched by his penchant for self-promotion.

“All of my life, I have heard, a truly successful person, a really successful person, and even a modestly successful person, cannot run for public office — just can’t happen,” Trump said. “Yet that’s the kind of mindset you need to make this country great again.”

Trump, the 12th high-profile Republican to enter the 2016 race, announced his candidacy in a free-ranging 40-minute speech in which he boasted about his ability to fortify the border with Mexico to prevent “rapists” from entering the U.S. (“Nobody builds walls better than me”) and invited President Barack Obama to play golf at one of his courses.

“Sadly, the American dream is dead,” Trump said. “But if I get elected president, I will bring it back bigger and better and stronger than ever before, and we will make America great again.”

With his usual bluster, he mixed boasts about his wealth with promises to spark the economy (“I will be the greatest jobs president that God ever created”), effortlessly defeat the Islamic State group and negotiate trade deals with China.

He pulled no punches with his fellow Republicans, finishing a riff on Jeb Bush by saying “How the hell can you vote for this guy?”

The speech drew immediate scorn online from Republicans who fear Trump will turn an otherwise serious primary contest into a circus. Trump, well known from his years in the public eye, is polling just well enough at the moment to land a spot in one of the early Republican debates, potentially pushing a more established candidate off the stage.

“I just apologized to my toddler for bringing him up in a country where Donald Trump runs for Prez, gets better than 2% in the polls,” veteran Republican strategist Liz Mair tweeted.

The Democratic National Committee’s response dripped with sarcasm, saying Trump “adds some much-needed seriousness that has previously been lacking from the GOP field.”

About 100 supporters, most wearing Trump T-shirts handed out by the campaign, cheered when he and his wife Melania descended to the stage via an escalator, whisking them past The Trump Grille,

The Trump Bar and a stand selling T-shirts with his catchphrase “You’re Fired.” The spectacle was orchestrated in the Manhattan tower bearing his name.

Trump has withdrawn from “The Celebrity Apprentice,” the TV show he could not continue once he announced as a presidential candidate. He has hired campaign staff in early states and will have to file the required financial disclosure report required of declared presidential candidates.

But on Tuesday, he held up just a one-page document that showed his net worth to be about $9 billion, money that he intimated proves he’s qualified to be president.

“I’m using my own money. I’m not using lobbyists. I’m not using donors,” Trump said. “I don’t care. I’m really rich.”

“It sounds crass,” he said. “It’s not crass.”

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