Real estate mogul Donald Trump announced today he is seeking the Republican nomination for president in 2016.
Using a fiery rally at Trump Tower in New York to outline why he wants to enter the race, Trump said: "I am officially running for president of the United States, and we are going to make our country great again." Ref. CNN
Too much said already Donald, you can't take it back. Even so I don't feel someone like Donald trump can be in touch with the grass roots of America to degree that would give him enough votes to run for President. In this case he is the one that will be fired out of this race. lol
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Donald Trump says he "Can't guarantee" That all of the workers he employs have legal status in the United States and said that if he were to discover any illegal immigrants working for him, "We would get rid of them immediately."
In an interview with CNN's Anderson Cooper, the billionaire businessman and Republican presidential candidate addressed questions about a recent report that there are illegal immigrants working at the Old Post Office Pavilion construction site in Washington, which Trump is converting into a luxury hotel. Ref. CNN
Trump leads GOP field but falters against Clinton
Donald Trump has surged to the top of a crowded Republican presidential field, a national USA TODAY/Suffolk University Poll finds, but the brash billionaire is also the GOP's weakest competitor against Democrat Hillary Clinton. In the survey, Trump is at 17% and former Florida governor Jeb Bush at 14%, the only competitors who reach double digits. Trump's edge, which is within the poll's margin of error, is another sign that his harsh rhetoric on immigration and toward his rivals has struck a chord with some voters. But while Bush lags behind Clinton in a head-to-head matchup by just 4 percentage points, Trump trails by 17 points. Ref. USAToday
Trump stirs new controversy by criticizing McCain war record:
"He is a war hero because he was captured. I like people who weren't captured," Trump said when the moderator described McCain as a war hero. McCain spent more than five years in a Vietnamese prisoner of war camp after his plane was shot down. The comment drew some boos from the audience Ref. Source 3z