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#1 Is Donald Trump's latest White House tease for real? by ThirstyMan 16.06.2015 08:38

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By Jeremy Diamond, CNN
Updated 8:09 AM ET, Tue June 16, 2015

Donald Trump may finally take the plunge.

The real estate mogul and TV reality star is expected to launch his presidential campaign Tuesday, ending more than two decades of persistent flirtation with the idea of running for the Oval Office.

Just over four years after he came closer than ever to launching a campaign before bowing out, Trump will make what he's billed as a "major announcement" at the lavish Trump Tower on Fifth Avenue in New York, laying out a vision to match his incoming campaign slogan, "Make America Great Again."

But the 68-story tower will be more than just the backdrop to Trump's expected presidential announcement, instead becoming a physical embodiment of what Trump is bringing to the table and the challenges he'll face as he formally enters politics.

Trump has already billed himself as the "most successful person ever to run for the presidency, by far," pointing out even that he owns a "Gucci store that's worth more than Romney."

That Gucci store won't be far as Trump makes his announcement -- it's located in the lobby of the Trump Tower.

But Trump isn't likely to try and shy away from the out-of-reach luxury and opulence that makes up his day-to-day lifestyle.

Instead, he'll flaunt his wealth and success in business as a centerpiece of his presidential platform. And on Tuesday he will disclose his financial assets, trumpeting a whopping $9 billion net worth, according to the Washington Post. Trump's net worth was previously estimated at roughly $4 billion.

The Trump Tower certainly won't disappoint in embodying that astronomical financial success, but the structure that was also home to the famous boardroom featured in "The Apprentice" television shows will also crystallize the challenge Trump faces as he looks to win over voters.

Many Americans now view him primarily as a reality TV star after 14 seasons of his "Apprentice" series, and his numerous flirtations with a presidential run -- first in 1987, then 1999 and again in 2004 and most recently in 2011 -- have left voters eye-rolling as he prompted yet another round of will-he or won't-he speculation.

He and his aides remain confident, though, that voters will take Trump seriously if he makes his intentions clear and announces he's running.

"We can change that dynamic in 15 seconds by Mr. Trump sending out a press release saying he's running for president," Trump's top political adviser Corey Lewandowski said. "Mr. Trump's single biggest detriment is that people don't think he's going to run."

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we'll soon find out! TM

#2 RE: Is Donald Trump's latest White House tease for real? by Sanguine 16.06.2015 09:07

It's as real as anything else about the Donald.

#3 RE: Is Donald Trump's latest White House tease for real? by Sanguine 16.06.2015 09:07

It's as real as anything else about the Donald.

#4 RE: Is Donald Trump's latest White House tease for real? by truthkeeper 16.06.2015 10:32

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The crack about Hillary being as sincere as a lap dance applies to the Donald too...although he's not nearly as clownish.

#5 RE: Is Donald Trump's latest White House tease for real? by Cincinnatus 16.06.2015 13:21

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Say what you will about The Donald he will surely be the most luxurious candidate for President we have ever had.

(And for those of you who don't get it, on the "Apprentice" Trump says everything he has ever built is the "most luxurious" building, golf course, outhouse, you name it.)

#6 RE: Is Donald Trump's latest White House tease for real? by ThirstyMan 16.06.2015 13:31

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Right now? I'd vote for Donald.

....with the same feeling of queeziness that I voted for Ronald Reagan back in 1980.

That turned quite fine, although I was nervous at the time.

#7 RE: Is Donald Trump's latest White House tease for real? by algernonpj 16.06.2015 14:35

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It's official - he's running

'The American dream is dead, but I will bring it back': Donald Trump announces he is running for President because the United States is 'a dumping ground for everybody else's problems'

  • Launched his run for president from Trump Tower in New York on Tuesday

  • He was introduced by daughter Ivanka, and told the audience that the American dream is dead but he would bring it back

  • Posed for family photograph after with his five children from three wives

  • Trump also brandished financial statement saying his net worth is $8.7bn - and told the audience 'I'm really rich'

  • Made jibes at rivals Jeb Bush, Rick Perry and Marco Rubio

  • By Chris Spargo and Kieran Corcoran At Trump Tower For Dailymail.com

    ...............................

    TRUMP AT THE STUMP: POLICIES FROM THE ANNOUNCEMENT SPEECH
  • 'Repeal and replace' Obamacare

  • No cuts to Social Security

  • Build a wall along the Mexican border

  • End Common Core in education

  • Increase taxes on foreign goods

  • 'Protect the Second Amendment'


  • ..........................

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    #8 RE: Is Donald Trump's latest White House tease for real? by ThirstyMan 16.06.2015 14:50

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    'The American dream is dead, but I will bring it back': Donald Trump announces he is running for President because the United States is 'a dumping ground for everybody else's problems'

    Can anyone say he's wrong?

    #9 RE: Is Donald Trump's latest White House tease for real? by algernonpj 16.06.2015 14:59

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    Quote: ThirstyMan wrote in post #8
    'The American dream is dead, but I will bring it back': Donald Trump announces he is running for President because the United States is 'a dumping ground for everybody else's problems'

    Can anyone say he's wrong?

    He is absolutely correct.

    More:
    "Trump also put much of the focus of his speech on the issue of immigration.

    'It is way past time to build a massive wall to secure our southern border - and nobody can build a bigger and better wall than Donald Trump,' said Trump.

    'A country without borders is, quite simply, not a country. Mexico is not our friend. They are beating us at the border and hurting us badly at economic development. They are sending people that they donít want.'

    As for who they are sending, Trump said; 'They are sending people that have lots of problems, and they are bringing those problems to us. They are bringing drugs and they are bringing crime, and theyíre rapists.

    'Some, I assume are good people. But I speak to border guards and they tell us what we are getting. They are not sending us the right people.

    'Itís coming all over South and Latin America and itís coming probably from the Middle East. But we donít know because we have no protection and we have no competence. We donít know what is happening and it has got to stop and it has to stop fast.'

    He went on to say; 'I would build a great, great wall...very inexpensive ... on our southern border and I will have Mexico pay for that wall.' "

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    #10 RE: Is Donald Trump's latest White House tease for real? by truthkeeper 16.06.2015 15:18

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    I have no problem with him running - it's a free country - and his rhetoric will certainly step up the dialogue to issues regular people actually care about. Let's see how all these other "experts" respond.

    Love his comments about building a big wall, fast and cheaply.

    #11 RE: Is Donald Trump's latest White House tease for real? by algernonpj 16.06.2015 15:26

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    Quote: truthkeeper wrote in post #10
    I have no problem with him running - it's a free country - and his rhetoric will certainly step up the dialogue to issues regular people actually care about. Let's see how all these other "experts" respond.

    Love his comments about building a big wall, fast and cheaply.

    True.

    Here's another choice quota;

    "As part of his big reveal - teased at for years - Trump, 69, gave a statement of his own wealth, pegging his net worth at $8.73billion.

    He declared to a crowd of Trump devotees and 'VIP' businessmen in suits that he was 'proud' of his enormous assets, noting more than once how 'I'm really rich'.

    Indeed, Trump went so far as making his own personal wealth a major strut of his pitch for the presidency - saying that he has so much cash he can afford to ignore lobbyists and vested interests.

    He admitted it was 'crass' to parade his own wealth, but nonetheless concluded: 'I don't need anybody's money. It's nice,' he said.

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    #12 RE: Is Donald Trump's latest White House tease for real? by ThirstyMan 16.06.2015 16:05

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    He admitted it was 'crass' to parade his own wealth, but nonetheless concluded: 'I don't need anybody's money. It's nice,' he said.

    This sounds right, but I know that a wealthy man never seems to have enough.

    So I don't really put my faith in him being inoculated from greed. If he is immune it is because God has done a work of grace in his heart. [TM's opinion]

    #13 RE: Is Donald Trump's latest White House tease for real? by truthkeeper 16.06.2015 16:10

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    I admit I loved hearing the pro-capitalist talk. VERY refreshing after 7 years of the Marxists.

    I only wish he would have added "I DID build that!"

    #14 RE: Is Donald Trump's latest White House tease for real? by Cincinnatus 16.06.2015 19:46

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    Oh, excellent, TK. "I only wish he would have added "I DID build that!"' He really ought to have done so.

    #15 RE: Is Donald Trump's latest White House tease for real? by Sanguine 16.06.2015 20:07

    I'm watching Trump and O'Reilly right now. Talk about two pompous blowhards!

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