Donald Trump hosted a
highly anticipated press conference on Tuesday where he announced his bid for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination. Coming on the heels of Jeb Bush’s announcement that he would also be seeking the nomination, Trump announced from the Trump Tower in New York City after years of toying with the idea.
Trump’s rambling announcement speech touched on the economy, national security and repealing “the big lie” of Obamacare. Trump spoke about the unemployment rate, stating that, “the real number is anywhere from 18 to 19 and maybe even 21 percent, and nobody talks about it, because it’s a statistic that’s full of nonsense.” He promised to be the “greatest jobs president that God ever created.”
Holly Shulman, the National Press Secretary of the Democratic National Committee reacted to his announcement with a statement released via Twitter:
— The Democrats (@TheDemocrats) June 16, 2015
Shulman notes that “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.” We are picking up faint traces of shade by the DNC. Seriousness or not, Trump will increase the entertainment value of this race, intentional or not.