Donald Trump launches 2016 presidential campaign in blistering speech insulting Mexicans, Chinese and Japanese.
Donald Trump wasted no time in slamming Mexico, China and Japan during a speech to announce his 2016 presidential plans. He also said we should never have gone into Iraq because the invasion would leave the country destablized.
Trump said Mexico isn’t our friend. They don’t send us good people. He said Mexicans are bringing drugs, crime and rapists across the borders. He said they are laughing at us.
Trump said he loves the military. Um, is that why he dodged the Vietnam war via deferments? The Smoking Gun has a great run-down of the number of deferments Trump took to avoid going to war.
He said the real US unemployment rate is anywhere between 18 -19 percent, possibly up to 21 percent.
Trump said our enemies are getting stronger and stronger by the day and “we as a country are getting weaker.” He said our nuclear arsenal problems sends signals to Putin and others that says that is a nation that has no clue and “don’t know what they are doing.”
We have a disaster called “The Big Lie” — Obamacare. Costs are going up for people, up to 59% and “you have to get hit by a tractor to use it. The deductibles are so high. He talked about the $5 billion website and says he has people building his websites for $3.
Trump said politicians will not bring us to the Promised Land because they are beholdened to the lobbyists.
Donald Trump ended his fiery speech by announcing his presidency: “I am officially running for president of the United States, and we are going to make our country great again.”
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Reaction on Twitter:
— Christopher Hayes (@chrislhayes) June 16, 2015
Trump mouth corner spittle 2016
— Kate Nocera (@KateNocera) June 16, 2015
Trump's speech could be described as off the rails if it was ever on the rails. It's like crashed in a field two miles from the rails.
— Daniel Dale (@ddale8) June 16, 2015
— Sara Woznicki (@SaraWoznicki) June 16, 2015
#DonaldTrump is running for president… I'd like to nominate his hair for VP.
— Scout MacEachron (@ScoutMacEachron) June 16, 2015
The race for the Republican Presidential bid looks like the cast of a VH1 reality show. #DonaldTrump
— That Guy (@JohnCull1) June 16, 2015
— SteveJ (@Jim_Bedrock02) June 16, 2015