Among the variety of candidates for 2016 presidential election, Donald Trump has joined the ranks. According to a CNN article entitled “Trump Jumps in, the Donald’s latest Whitehouse Run is Officially On,” it wasn’t the first time Trump alluded to running for president, in fact, he has almost run at least five times within the last two decades. Therefore, his announcement to run has been a long time coming.
Trump is known for his TV show “Apprentice” and for his business acumen. According to the New York Times article entitled “Donald Trump Runs for President (This time for real, he says),” he used his well-known economic prosperity as a point for his campaign. His slogan? “Make America great again.”
However, on social media, the jokes have already begun. Trump has not yet held a political office and has had so many false starts in the past, many aren’t taking it seriously. Some jokes revolve around his looks, others take a stance on his announcement speech and his campaign platform as a whole.
Donald Trump is running for president. I just got finished writing his campaign slogan. “Tired of politicians? Combover to Trump.”
— Alex Kaseberg (@AlexKaseberg) June 16, 2015
Gonna be so hard to explain to our kids in 30 years about how we allowed Donald Trump to run for president
— Andrew Hebert (@andrewheeb) June 16, 2015
— Monzon (@_monzon322) June 16, 2015
Don't say #DonaldTrump is squeezing into the GOP clown car. He can simply buy his own clown car. Makes all the difference in the world.
— Eric Clark (@Excessive_Farce) June 16, 2015
Trump also has his supporters. Some appear to be intrigued with his potential, particularly in America’s economic situation.
— Blair (@LdnOnt_Blair) June 16, 2015
I think i ll support Donald Trump for next US presidency elections,a successful entrepreneur did well for himself will do well for America !
— Naguib Sawiris (@NaguibSawiris) June 16, 2015
Though my vote doesn't count from my country, I support #DonaldTrump 100%! Happy day 4 me!! If anyone can turn America around, it's him!
— TeesPlease (@CarinKain1) June 16, 2015
Overall, only time will tell what to expect from the plethora of unique presidential candidates.