I’ve long argued with some very well-meaning Republican friends over the benefit of having Donald Trump identify with the GOP. I personally believe that in the world of politics Trump acts more like court jester than he does prince or king, and I worry that his entire purpose in participating in a run for the White House is to personally enrich himself. I have no problem with Trump’s fabulous wealth; indeed I applaud him for it — but the race for the White House is already enough of a circus — we really don’t need to add the Trump clown car to the show.
I know some of you like him and think he would make a good President. I wholeheartedly disagree. I have also laid out what I believe to be a good case against him – Here and Here – and still the hate mail flows in, as though I’ve sullied the name of Ronald Reagan instead of simply exposing Trump for the liberal fraud he is.
I don’t mind; that’s what I’m here for, to give my opinion (though sometimes unpopular), and to try to spread the word about conservatism.
Anyway, on Tuesday Donald Trump officially entered the race for the White House in a speech he gave in his Trump Towers in New York City. It was chock full of Donald Trump’s special brand of nonsense, humor and politics, and there were more than a few occasions when Trump probably crossed a politically correct line or two. He also delivered amazing quotes like this:
“Some of the candidates, they went in and didn’t know the air conditioner didn’t work and sweated like dogs, and they didn’t know the room was too big because they didn’t have anybody there. How are they going to beat ISIS?”
Did you get that? I’ve read it a hundred times, and I’m still not 100% sure what he meant.
The Democratic National Committee actually delivered a brilliant press release upon learning of Trump’s decision.
“Today, Donald Trump became the second major Republican candidate to announce for president in two days. He adds some much-needed seriousness that has previously been lacking from the G.O.P. field, and we look forward hearing more about his ideas for the nation.”
Our statement on Trump: pic.twitter.com/8I8ilMzwUh
— Holly! Shulman (@HollyShulman) June 16, 2015
Watch the entire glorious train wreck below – but be forewarned it’s almost an hour long and it only needed to be about 10-15 minutes. There is a lot rambling in here…
Partial Transcript – You can see the full transcript here.
Wow. Whoa. That is some group of people. Thousands.
So nice, thank you very much. That’s really nice. Thank you. It’s great to be at Trump Tower. It’s great to be in a wonderful city, New York. And it’s an honor to have everybody here. This is beyond anybody’s expectations. There’s been no crowd like this.
And, I can tell, some of the candidates, they went in. They didn’t know the air-conditioner didn’t work. They sweated like dogs.
They didn’t know the room was too big, because they didn’t have anybody there. How are they going to beat ISIS? I don’t think it’s gonna happen.
Our country is in serious trouble. We don’t have victories anymore. We used to have victories, but we don’t have them. When was the last time anybody saw us beating, let’s say, China in a trade deal? They kill us. I beat China all the time. All the time.
Sadly, the American dream is dead.
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.