Election 2016

It’s Happening: Donald Trump is Running for President

Written by SK Ashby

I can't even write that title with a straight face.

The Donald has proven us all wrong; he really is running for president.

NEW YORK—New York real-estate developer and television personality Donald Trump announced he is running for president in 2016, a move that threatens to upend the already crowded Republican primary field.

After publicly toying with a presidential bid five times since 1988, Mr. Trump formally declared his candidacy for the first time at a skyscraper named for himself.

Trump just finished speaking about 20 minutes prior to this writing so there is no video of his speech available yet, but take my word for it: it was a word salad of epic proportions, contradictions, and falsehoods. It was protectionist, xenophobic, elitist and veered into Sarah Palin territory more than once.

Current polling suggests Trump would be included in the top 10 list of candidates that would qualify for primary debates.